At The Manse on Marsh, an Independent & Assisted Living Community for Arroyo Grande and San Luis Obispo area seniors, we focus on enriching life experiences through ACTIVE living. One look at our newsletter and you’ll see a host of activities happening daily for residents of our Arroyo Grande Assisted Living community.
Today we take a look at the wonderful practice of Yoga. Yoga is an excellent way for seniors, even those in need of assisted living care near Arroyo Grande, to stay active and lower stress levels. Here are some of the best benefits for seniors practicing yoga:
Movement Without The Strain
Exercise is a crucial part of healthy aging, but high-intensity cardio or strength training can also put strain on the body. Yoga can be an excellent low-impact exercise options that’s easier on the body than activities like running or weight-lifting.
The gentle stretching of a yoga poses can go a long way in helping you develop greater flexibility, which can ensure that you maintain a good range of motion as you get older. A limited range of motion, which naturally declines as the body ages, makes older adults predisposed to falls and eventually get in the way of daily activities.
Good Bone Health
A gentle yoga practice is not only safe for those with osteoporosis, but it can also be effective in preventing and slowing bone density loss. Whether you’re looking to prevent osteoporosis or to relieve pain from an existing bone condition or fracture, gentle twisting poses and stretches can be beneficial.
Yoga Keeps The Mind Sharp
Taking quiet time out for yourself through a weekly or daily yoga practice can help relieve stress, and keep you centered and energized.
The Atrium at our Arroyo Grande area assisted living facility is a resident favorite spot to enjoy the gentle and calming practice of yoga. Schedule your visit to The Manse on Marsh today, and learn why we’ve been voted one of the best Assisted Living communities in Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, and all of the Central Coast by our residents and their families.