Even if you don’t feel comfortable walking on the pavement you might consider strolling along our indoor corridors to one of the lovely porches at Crosby Commons to enjoy a few moments of quiet beauty overlooking Long Island Sound.
Here are a few tips for summer fitness:
Wear Appropriate Clothing!
Remember to wear appropriate clothing…no slippers or backless shoes for walking please! Try to find a companion to walk with you. It will help you to maintain a regular schedule and will add greatly to your enjoyment. Always start with a few short walks and build up your strength and get your “second wind” gradually, especially if you have been sedentary for a while.
Newer studies are showing that those who took a 30 minute walk three days a week had sharper memories. This is what scientists refer to as “executive functions”. They are the ability to plan, organize and juggle mental tasks. Experts believe that exercise may work because it is improving the blood flow to specific and essential areas of the brain.
So, from all of us at the Wesley Village Wellness Center…. Go for it! Take a walk! Enjoy the summer. We’ll still be here when the winds start to blow!
About Dianne Terrace | MS, CPT
Director, The Wellness Center at Wesley Village. I am an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer who specializes in training older adults and clinical clients. I work with private clients as well as my many clients at the Wellness Center at Crosby Commons, on the Wesley Village Campus in Shelton, CT. I have combined my training in strength and balance work with a modified Pilates Method that I have adapted for older adults. I am also a Certified Yoga Instructor trained by Lara Ward of Lotus Garden Yoga in Sharon, CT and I teach the Ultimate Core Ball Challenge as part of the Yale University Mat Pilates Program.
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