Active, independent seniors are typically happier and healthier seniors. Staying active with age, however, can become a bit challenging. Physical ailments such as arthritis can limit one’s ability to perform certain activities. Fortunately, water-based exercise is a wonderful alternative to high-impact exercise and provides a number of healthy benefits to seniors. At the San Clemente Villas by the Sea retirement resort, your loved one can take advantage of our pool and spa and benefit by experiencing:
- A calming, relaxing effect: Just being in the water tends to produce an overall sense of wellbeing by improving the mood and reducing stress and anxiety. The less stressed your loved one is, the better he or she will feel.
- Gentle, therapeutic movements: Swimming takes physical stress off of the bones and joints while also providing ample resistance to increase muscle tone. Swimming can be used as physical therapy in order to provide the health benefits of exercise, without many of the dangers of injury associated with other forms of physical activity.
- Improved cardiovascular health: Any exercise that gets your heart rate up will provide benefits for cardiovascular function. Swimming is an excellent aerobic activity for seniors because it allows them to maintain their heart health without aggravating chronic illnesses.
- Social interaction: Social interaction is so important to the emotional wellness of seniors, and swimming in our pool or visiting the spa are wonderful opportunities to engage socially.
Numerous studies have proven the benefits of water-based activities for individuals of all ages, including seniors. One study has even shown that a regular swimming regimen can improve bone health in post-menopausal women. Swimming is truly the perfect activity for active, independent seniors.
If you or a loved one is interested in living in a luxurious retirement resort, contact San Clemente Villas by the Sea. We offer a variety of accommodations and amenities for active, independent seniors, including a pool and spa. Call (949) 485-4028 today for more information.