As we age, maintaining physical activity becomes increasingly important to promote strong bones and muscles. One way to stay strong and fit without putting too much pressure on our muscles and joints is by swimming or water-walking. Swimming or water-walking (simply walking in the pool) is a low-impact activity that improves our range of motion and strengthens the muscles around our joints. Swimming works all major muscle groups, including those of the upper body, core, and leg muscles. These muscle groups are important for posture and stability, which can help prevent falls.
Looking for a chance to get acclimated to the sport of swimming or water-walking? For Active Aging Week 2022, atHome with ClarkLindsey invites you to stop in for a swim in ClarkLindsey’s indoor heated pool or work up a sweat in the state-of-the-art fitness center for FREE on Friday, October 7th from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and giveaways compliments of the atHome team! Space is limited. Participants must RSVP to Anna Menendez at 217-356-1111 or fill out the form below, be 50 years or better, sign a liability waiver upon arrival, and be fully vaccinated for COVID.
Initiated in 2003 by the International Council on Active Aging®, the weeklong campaign calls attention to and wholeheartedly celebrates the positivity of aging today. It showcases the capabilities of older adults as fully participating members of society and spotlights the role models that lead the way. Active Aging Week will be celebrated internationally October 3-9, 2022.