Senior Communities are Embracing the Benefits of Yoga
The ancient tradition of yoga is a modern-day sensation with active adult and independent senior living communities Thanks to its many positive, restorative effects, yoga has become an important part of a healthy retirement lifestyle.
With three main elements- postures, meditation and breathing- yoga provides both mental and physical benefits for participants. Over time and with the proper classes, seniors can improve their flexibility and balance, enhance their strength and overall mood.
A MOOD BOOSTER & STRESS REDUCER
Yoga’s powerful effect on stress and hypertension can improve sleep habits and even allow seniors to reduce their medication in some cases. Studies reviewed and published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine show that slower controlled breathing decreases nervous system activity and contributed to significant reductions in blood pressure for yoga participants.
Yoga is a mood-booster; the combination of movement, breathing and meditation can promote an overall sense of well-being. Plus, because yoga is done in a class setting with peers, seniors get the added benefit of staying socially active, as well.
ENHANCES BALANCE, STRENGTH & MOBILITY
Physical balance is a topic of concern for seniors as it is a contributing factor in dangerous falls.
The slow, measured movements involved with yoga poses can lead to better balance and movement, which can also help prevent falls. Improved strength and flexibility increase mobility so seniors can get around more easily and safely.
Bone density is another issue many seniors struggle with. The weight bearing activities of yoga can help prevent the onset of osteoporosis, which causes bones to become brittle or weak. Yoga has also been shown to protect joints and lessen the effects of arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
LIFE AT ALLEGRO IS CENTERED AROUND HEALTH & WELL-BEING
We incorporate wellness into everyday independent living, creating an atmosphere that inspires an active purposeful lifestyle that gives residents choices to pursue their interests, find fulfillment and thrive during their retirement years.
Yoga studios and classes are just one component of a total wellness lifestyle that keeps the body moving and the mind and brain engaged. Our luxury amenities include fitness centers, classes and swimming pools for a range of different exercises that build endurance, strength, balance and flexibility. Equally important are the concierge services, cultural programs and personalized attention that ensure each resident stays engaged with the people and the interests that inspire them.
Whether their goal is to stay independent and social, make everyday tasks easier or to keep up with grandchildren, seniors can live each day healthfully and to its fullest at Allegro.
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