BREVARD COUNTY - If the COVID-19 Pandemic taught the world any lesson, it’s that life shouldn’t be taken for granted and your health and wellbeing are essential.

By now we all know to live a healthy lifestyle you need plenty of exercises and eating the right foods, especially as you age. However, recent studies show older adults are not getting enough physical activity.

Overall, 27.5% of adults aged 50 years or older reported no physical activity outside of work during the past month. Inactivity prevalence significantly increased with increasing age and was 25.4% among adults aged 50–64 years, 26.9% among adults aged 65–74 years, and 35.3% among adults aged 75 years and older.

Here are just some of the many benefits of staying active, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Benefits of Physical Activity

*Helps maintain the ability to live independently and reduces the risk of falling and fracturing bones.

*Reduces the risk of dying from coronary heart disease and of developing high blood pressure, colon cancer, and diabetes.

*Can help reduce blood pressure in some people with hypertension.

*Helps people with chronic, disabling conditions improve their stamina and muscle strength.

*Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression and fosters improvements in mood and feelings of well-being.

*Helps maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints.

*Helps control joint swelling and pain associated with arthritis.

Beyond the obvious physical reasons, staying active also has a myriad of benefits when it comes to mental health. The mental health benefits of exercise are nearly endless.

Exercise produces endorphins (the “feel-good” hormone), which act as a stress reliever and leaves you feeling happy and satisfied. In addition, exercise has been linked to improving sleep, which is especially important for older adults who often suffer from insomnia and disrupted sleep patterns.

Amenities at Lamplighter Village that promote activity:

-Heated Swimming Pool & Spa

-Miniature Golf

-Pet Park w/ Agility Course

-Pickleball

-Bocce ball

-Shuffleboard

-Tennis Courts

-Fitness Center

-Horseshoe Pits

-BBQ-Patio Area

-Billiards Room

-Book and Movie Library

-Bridge & Misc Cards

-Card Room

-Arts & Crafts

-Pottery & Ceramics w/ kiln

-Clubhouse

-Computer Center

-Dance Classes

-Themed Parties & Dances

-Educational Classes

-Exercise Classes

Lamplighter Village, a part of Cal-Am Properties, Inc., is a vibrant senior living community located in Melbourne, Florida.

From attractive amenities and community events to manicured landscapes and natural lakes, it is our goal to provide you the lifestyle you deserve.

Call us at (321) 254-0303 or complete our online contact form to schedule a virtual home and community tour. Ask us about our current specials!

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