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Celebrating Women’s Health Fitness Day: 5 Tips to Staying Active & Independent

Staying healthy may be at the forefront of your mind as you age, and rightfully so. Keeping up with your health allows you to maintain your independence and live your desired lifestyle. At the Terrace, we believe in promoting the well-being, independence, and happiness of all residents, especially when it comes to health. On this Women’s Health Fitness Day, along with every day, we want to celebrate the strength, resilience, and vitality of women as they age. Here are five important health and fitness tips to help women successfully age in place.

senior exercise class at The Terrace doing arm strengthening. 1.  Staying Active Day to Day:

Regular exercise is crucial for all women. Engaging in physical activities such as walking, yoga, or strength training can help maintain muscle strength, improve balance, and enhance cardiovascular health. Living in a retirement community encourages an active living environment that makes it a breeze to find others interested in similar hobbies and passions. If you struggle with keeping a routine, find a friend to go for a walk or join in a fitness class. Incorporating even simple activities such as walking can help lower the risk of falls.

2.  Eating a Nourishing, Balanced Diet:

A woman’s nutritional needs may change over time and require more thoughtful meal planning.  A well-balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, healthy fats, and staying hydrated is essential for maintaining optimal health.

The Terrace believes that it’s your retirement and reflects this in the menu options. Our experienced chefs create delicious and nutritious meals for our residents. Talking with a doctor can help ensure that you are meeting all the nutritional requirements for your body.

3.  Mental Health:

Women’s health encompasses more than just physical fitness. It includes mental and emotional well-being. Engaging in activities that stimulate the mind, such as puzzles, reading, or even learning new skills, can help keep cognitive abilities sharp. Additionally, fostering a supportive community and social activities can contribute to long-term independence and a positive emotional state of mind.

The Terrace Retirement Community understands the significance of providing an enriching environment for women in their golden years. By residing in such a community, senior women can experience a sense of belonging and companionship, forming lasting friendships with like-minded individuals who share similar life experiences. Additionally, living in a community provides access to a range of amenities and services tailored specifically for seniors, ensuring a comfortable and convenient lifestyle. From social activities and wellness programs to delicious dining options and personalized care, the Terrace recognizes the unique needs of senior women and strives to create a vibrant and fulfilling living experience.

4.  Regular Health Screenings and Preventive Care:

Regular health check-ups, screenings, and preventive care are crucial for maintaining women’s health as they successfully age in place. Regular mammograms, bone density tests, and screenings for diabetes and heart disease can help detect potential issues early on, allowing for timely interventions and better outcomes. The Terrace advocates for a proactive approach to healthcare, with a range of convenient transportation schedules to get residents to their appointments on time. The Terrace ensures that residents have access to the necessary resources to maintain optimal health and well-being.

Senior getting a ride to her appointment on the Terrace shuttle to keep up with women's health

5.  Embrace Self-Care:

Self-care is a vital aspect of women’s health. Encouraging residents to prioritize self-care activities that promote relaxation, stress reduction, and personal fulfillment is a cornerstone of our approach.  Whether it’s enjoying a spa day, participating in hobbies, or simply taking time for oneself, you have many options that can be enjoyed from the comfort of the Terrace. 

It is important to remember not to compare yourself to the progress and health of others, as we are all unique and have different needs. Take time today to celebrate the strength, resilience, and beauty of the women in your life. At the Terrace Independent Living Community, we strive to create an environment that empowers women to prioritize their health and well-being. By promoting physical fitness, balanced nutrition, mental and emotional well-being, easy transportation to medical care, and plenty of self-care activities, we strive to enhance the quality of life for all our residents.

Share with a loved one and reach out to Linette to learn more about the Terrace Retirement Community in Columbia, MO and join us in prioritizing your well-being today!

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