Elderly Staying Active During Winter Months

By: Clare Kaley Email
By: Clare Kaley Email

This cold can be a tough time for the elderly as well, but there are some steps you can take at home, if you are getting a little cabin fever.

The Aging and Disability Resource Center offers tips for senior citizens who are not getting enough exercise, since it is harder to leave the house in the cold weather. Educators say even a little movement can be worthwhile.

"Just getting up and doing some movement around the house whether its chores, housework, or just doing some stairs, doing some walking around the homes, simple exercises," said Ciara Schultz, a Community Health Educator, "sometimes we feel like we have to do a lot to be active, when really, its just the little things, that get us started and get us motivated to do it."

Ciara says to remember that if you are starting new exercises, no matter how small, to talk to your doctor in case they have any concerns.

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