Create Healthy Habits
Creating healthy habits is an important step in living a healthy life, especially as we age.
As we get older, our bodies change and we become more affected by aches and pains. There is a greater chance of illness, injuring ourselves at home and declining mental health.
Some people may see these as a barrier to staying active, but this is exactly why it’s so important to maintain your health as you age. Looking after your physical and mental health can keep you strong and mobile for longer, fighting off those aches and pains.
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s guidelines, adults aged 65 years and over must do at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most or all days of the week, be as active as possible when sedentary or doing extended screen based activities, and incorporate muscle strengthening activities into their exercise and everyday life where possible.
This may sound like a chore, especially if you’re only just starting to think about being active, but if you find something you love, exercising will be the best part of your day. And it’s never too late to try something new.
Here are some ways you can stay fit and improve your physical and mental health.
When you start any kind of new exercise, it’s important to listen to your body and not push yourself too far. Make sure you talk to your doctor about how to exercise safely.
Find an IRT retirement village that suits your lifestyle
All these activities can be done across IRT retirement villages and with the help of IRT’s home care team. Take advantage of living in a community with the resources to help you stay happy and adopt healthy habits, with likeminded people to keep you motivated, along the way.
To find the IRT retirement village that best fits your needs, head to our location finder and find the ideal place for you.