Get Moving!: Heritage Place Walking Club
Walking is the perfect way for seniors to stay active
year-round. At our Heritage
Place Assisted Living Community near Salt Lake City, UT, our residents gather weekly as a part of our walking club to stroll the
grounds, improve their health, and catch up with friends. Whether you’re
considering the possibility of adding walking to your exercise regimen or you just
want to learn more about our walking club, we’re here to help!
Benefits of Walking for Seniors
Walking is a low-impact activity, and when performed as part
of a regular exercise plan for seniors, it can help enhance their mobility
and aerobic flexibility, making daily activities like climbing stairs,
standing, dressing, and bathing safer and easier on the body. Here are some additional
- Positive mental
outlook and decreased risk of depression
- A stronger
heart and cardiovascular system which together lower the risk of coronary
disease and heart attack
cholesterol, which is good for heart health
- Lower blood
pressure, which lowers the risk for a stroke
- Decreased risk
of developing colon cancer
maintenance for a person of a healthy weight, and help losing unwanted pounds
Heritage Place Walking Club
What is it?
Every Wednesday, rain or shine, members of our Heritage
Place Walking Club gather together for a stroll through our beautiful grounds.
The club is led by employees in our Activities Department who encourage members
of our community to
get active and overcome their personal challenges. They offer advice, support,
How do we keep residents motivated?
We don’t walk aimlessly. In fact, each mile we log takes us
one mile closer to our goal of walking “across” America! Each resident has a
pedometer to keep track of their distance, and the miles logged count toward reaching
our next U.S. destination. This keeps the club fun and exciting, and provides
an achievable goal we can work toward.
What happens if the weather is bad?
Bountiful, UT is
a truly beautiful place, and our location allows us to enjoy the changing
seasons, but we do sometimes run into bad weather. If it’s too cold or wet to
walk outside on the grounds or explore nearby trails, we walk indoors. Our
club’s leaders have courses mapped out for both indoor and outdoor walking so
that we can meet our walking goals whatever the weather.
Our assisted living residents love the
walking club and the increased independence it allows them, and because walking
is one of the easiest ways for seniors to meet their exercise goals, it is an
excellent way to start off the New Year! Stay strong and healthy in 2017 by
taking a 20-30-minute walk around your neighborhood three to five times a week
and experience the benefits many our residents are already enjoying!
If you’re interested in learning more about the active senior
living community here at Heritage Place, please contact us today
a tour online.
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