Senior Health and Fitness


Celebrate with your Parents and Grandparents Today and this Weekend

Keeping the body in movement is an important step to maintaining an independent life. A life where our moods are lifted, bones are stronger, muscle mass is increased and our energy is greater. The saying is true, if you don’t use it, you lose it. Staying or getting active, along with nutrition, will work wonders for your physical and mental health.

Getting up and performing a physical activity for just 30 minutes a day

can change our lives for the better. Walking for a few minutes a day, practicing yoga, gardening and swimming, tai chi and weight training are just a few things that can help the body stay flexible and strong. Improve your balance and avoiding injuries; at the same time, reduce anxiety, help with memory.

If you haven’t been active or have health issues, talk with your medical professional about the best activities for you to start with.

Take your first step towards a healthier lifestyle this month. For more information on activities near you, click the link below for Williamson County YMCA

Texas Senior Olympics – This team is in San Antonio, great group and a very good Facebook page with ideas to stay active and friends to encourage you with any activity.

Staying home and staying safe; no reason not to exercise. Pull your chair out from your computer and click on the links below for 30 minutes of exercises sitting down.

Jackie Tally Chair exercises – Mom Loves exercising with Jackie, She is smooth and steady, everything is done in a chair and she speaks clearly and slowly. Mom says “7-10 minutes a day with Jackie gets me going”!

Vibrant Aging Yoga-Seated Yoga Series with Tatis Cervantes-Aiken

Your body is designed to move. Twenty (20) minutes a day will reduce pain, lower the risk for chronic disease and bring a beautiful smile to your wonderful Face!



Colleen O'Connor

Photographer by night, gardener by day. Irish Girl to the Core.