How has the way you move changed since the start of COVID? How about your parents or grandparents?
Did you know that lack of movement is one of the biggest impacts on our mobility and independence as we age?
Exercise is also essential to our mental and physical health. The release of endorphins helps boost energy and improve mood, which helps reduce negative thoughts and the risk of depression.
Strength training helps maintain bone density while improving mobility and functional movement patterns. Daily movement is great for coordination, brain function, and cardiovascular health, reducing our risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
This should be motivation enough to want to be active at any age, but the need is especially prevalent as we get older!
Here are 3 more ways to motivate you and your parents to move more:
- Move with them: Did you know All Day Fit offers partner training? You and your parent can keep each other accountable while staying strong together.
- Schedule a walking meeting: Next time you have plans to catch up, whether it’s on the phone or in person, schedule a time to walk & talk together.
- Role Reversal: Be their role model! If your parent never played a sport growing up, they most likely have very little experience when it comes to fitness and exercise. To incorporate fitness into our lifestyle, we need to build small habits over time. Lead by example to show them how fitness is part of your daily routine and support them in building new habits!
Are your parents moving daily? Email us at email@example.com to set up a FREE 30 Minute consultation for your parent and give them the gift of health.