Activities for Elderly Adults

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Staying active can mean increased longevity for elderly adults. A variety of activities will enhance the enjoyment that older adults get from life.

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Physical Activities

With doctor's approval, the elderly can benefit from exercise. Strength training prevents the loss of muscle tissue that accompanies ageing. Low-impact walking is also an excellent choice.

Social Activities

According to a study done by British Medical Journal, social activities are as effective as fitness activities in lowering the risk of death in the elderly. Participating in groups and clubs, maintaining friendships, and doing volunteer work in the community allows older people to maintain social connections.

Sexual Activity

According to the Washington Post, a healthy sex life can help keep older people vibrant, both physically and psychologically.

Leisure Activities

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, playing board games, listening to or playing music, and dancing reduce the risk of dementia. Gardening is also a popular leisure activity for the elderly, and allows them to spend time outdoors.

Intellectual Activities

Seniors can read, do crossword puzzles, keep up with current events, or take a computer class to keep their minds sharp.

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