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Seniors Who Swim Enjoy Many Health Benefits

September 21, 2020

Categories : Senior Health Tips

Health benefits of swimming for seniors

Exercise offers several health benefits to people of all ages, including seniors. But one exercise that particularly benefits seniors is swimming. Being a low-impact exercise, it doesn’t exert too much pressure on the joints, making it an ideal exercise for seniors. To make sure that our residents benefit from swimming, some of our senior living communities in India have swimming pools with non-slip vitrified tiles all around them. Swimming is a complete work out for seniors. Here are a few of the health benefits that swimming offers to seniors: Improved cardiovascular health: Swimming is great for your cardiovascular health. Regular swimming helps you lower your blood pressure by making your heart more efficient in pumping the blood. The improved blood circulation reduces the risk of heart disease. Increased flexibility: Stretching exercises help the body regain flexibility. Swimming is an overall workout that promotes flexibility in your legs, arms and neck. The strokes and motions used in swimming help naturally relax the muscles and alleviate back pain. Weight management: As you age, your metabolism slows down, making it difficult for you to lose weight as easily as you could have done earlier. Regular swimming helps in improving metabolism. The good thing about swimming is that you not only shed calories but also get toned muscles, giving you a better posture. As swimming is an exercise that is easy on the joints, it is ideal for those who suffer from joint pain and stiffness. Improves mental health: Swimming is a little more fun than lifting weights in the gym for many people. Swimming is a great way to socialise. When done with friends, swimming can be fun. Being in the water has positive effects on the overall mood of a person. Whether it’s swimming or enjoying light exercises in the gardens, our senior living communities help our residents enjoy an active life. The wellness programmes at our senior living communities are designed by trained physiotherapists. We take a holistic approach towards the overall well-being of our residents.

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Amenities You Can Expect at The Best Rated Senior Living Communities

September 20, 2020

Categories : Community Living Tips

A recreational room in a senior living home

Designed to help seniors enjoy a lifestyle based on independence, wellbeing and active living, the best rated senior living communities like ours offer a bouquet of services. Let’s take a brief look at some of the services and amenities you can expect at the best senior living communities- ● Housekeeping services: To help you enjoy doing the things you love, we take care of all your housekeeping needs, be it cleaning or property upkeep. From daily cleaning and mopping to fixing a leaky faucet – all your housekeeping and property maintenance needs are handled by our trained team. To address any maintenance or breakdown issues, our team is available 24X7, on the premises. ● Concierge: Whether you want to plan a weekend trip or catch the latest movie at your favourite theater, our concierge team will not only help you hire vehicles but also book tickets. ● Food and Beverage: At Columbia Pacific Communities, food is an experience. Our menu offers flavorsome meals prepared fresh by our chefs. You’ll find a variety of choices on the menu which is designed after taking inputs from our residents. Our premium senior living community in Bangalore has multiple dining options, including restaurants, a beverage station and nutrition centre. ● Swimming pools: Swimming is a great way to stay in shape and improve flexibility. For our residents, we have swimming pools in select senior living communities where they can swim some laps and spend quality time with other residents. ● Fitness studio: To help our residents stay active and fit, we have gyms equipped with cardiovascular and strength training equipment. Our fitness programs are designed by experienced instructors and physiotherapists. ● Movie screenings: We have movie screenings so that our residents can catch up on the latest blockbusters and revisit the classics. The Virtuoso Club and Serviced Residences, our senior living community in Bangalore, has a theatre as well as an outdoor area for movie screenings. We encourage you to visit our senior living communities. Contact us today to learn more and schedule your personal tour.

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Why is Yoga an Important Activity in Senior Citizen Homes in India?

September 20, 2020

Categories : Senior Health Tips

Yoga for senior citizens

When it comes to physical activities for seniors, it’s hard to imagine anything that brings more health and spiritual benefits than yoga. Yoga relaxes the mind and body and is a great way to stay flexible. At our communities in India, experienced trainers conduct yoga classes that are designed to help seniors maintain joint flexibility while enhancing muscle and core strength. Here are the top three reasons why yoga is an important activity at senior citizen communities in India – Yoga improves balance and strength: As people age, they often lose their sense of balance. There are many yoga exercises that help seniors regain their balance and coordination. With regular practice, seniors can improve their gait, balance and flexibility. Yoga reduces stress: According to the Harvard Mental Health Letter, yoga is a great way to manage emotional problems like stress and depression. There are several postures and breathing exercises that help seniors relieve stress and anxiety. Intentional deep breathing exercises not only help calm an unsettled mind but also help create a sense of harmony. Relieve aches and pains: As people age, their joints tend to become stiff because of reduced physical activity. There are several yoga asanas that gently stretch the body and  help seniors get relief from joint stiffness and improve their range of motion. Yoga is also an effective way to get relief from pain caused by inflammatory joint conditions. The best thing about yoga is that it is a low-impact exercise that doesn’t put too much pressure on the joints, making it ideal for seniors. Yoga involves bending, stretching and twisting – all these movements improve blood circulation and boost a person’s metabolism. Yoga is an important part of wellness programs at Columbia Pacific Communities. Get in touch with us to know more about our wellness programs.

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