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Easy Ways to Improve Mobility

Easy Ways to Improve Mobility

When you can’t move well, it takes a toll on your quality of life. Every task seems to last for a long time, and you could require frequent rests. The good news is that there are ways you can improve your mobility, or at least lessen the impact that limited movement has on your life.

One of those methods is to get involved in physical activities. At the least, you’ll get a mood and confidence boost. You’ll also learn new things, and might even find a new hobby you hadn’t previously considered. Use these suggestions to work toward a more mobile you.

Shift Your Mindset

Limited movement is about much more than just physical activity. It makes you feel run down and maybe even depressed. Sometimes, all you need is a new perspective. Achieving that goal starts by seeking out and joining events and programs that will lift your spirits and get you moving at the same time.

For example, there are plenty of activities for seniors at our senior centers throughout Volusia County. That includes dancing (ballroom and line dancing), yoga and meditation, walking, balance and stability, and more. Health experts say exercise is easier with friends. Find the Council on Aging location nearest you to get involved today.

Take it Easy

As you keep your focus on improved mobility, remember that old cliché: “slow and steady wins the race.” You don’t want to do anything to stop your momentum. So, taking mindful and calculated steps is important.

Health experts say balance is central to solid mobility. Other key factors include staying active, maintaining a healthy diet, knowing your limits, and getting daily social activity in. Luckily, you can do all those things at our senior centers throughout Volusia County. Here, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of options, including NSB Bingo, board games, language classes, walking groups, special social outings, and more. Browse the event calendar on our website (www.coavolusia.org) for a full list of activities. You can also call us any time at (386) 253-4700 x 225.

Discover New Opportunities

Without variety, life can get boring. Don’t let age get you into a rut or keep you from the activities you most enjoy. There are just too many ways to get involved, stay active, and feel happier this year.

For example, did you know that the Council on Aging has board and card games where you can have a blast with people who share your interests? Along with Bingo, Bunco, Bridge, and Mahjong, there are plenty of other ways you can get involved. For instance, you could learn a new language, paint (oil, watercolors, and acrylics), enjoy uplifting music, and much more. See the full event calendar on our website (www.coavolusia.org) to find the activities that best match your interests.

Get and Stay Active

Of course, there’s no magic formula to keeping healthy. It’s a daily ambition you continually work to meet. Thankfully, assistance is available in achieving your mobility goals. At our senior center in New Smyrna Beach, Florida (and other sites throughout Volusia County) there are many activities you can join. That includes walking groups, balance and stability, yoga and meditation, and more.

Don’t forget about the power of social contact. Mental health experts say it’s important to chat and laugh with like-minded people throughout the day.

We also offer senior home care where you can get help with light housekeeping and other tasks. Contact us today with any questions you may have, or stop by the Council on Aging location nearest you to get involved with exciting and interesting activities.

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