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07 Feb 2022

Wellness-Boosting Valentine’s Day Activities for Seniors


Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it could be looking a little bit different for you this year. No matter if you are with your loved ones or separated from them, we can all celebrate the occasion in our own unique way. Senior Helpers would like to share a few wellness-boosting activities you can participate in for Valentine’s Day!

Exercise your Heart!

Take the time this Valentine’s Day to get out and move! It's important as we age to keep our bodies and minds feeling their best.

Try a virtual fitness class that could include yoga, zumba, or pilates. Yoga has been called one of the best forms of exercise for older adults. It offers a relaxing way to let go of the tension you are holding in your body, especially in your shoulders and upper back. If you're looking for an alternative to a class, try going out and enjoying a nice walk to get your body moving. It's ideal for older adults to get at least 150 minutes of exercise per week!

Watch a Romantic Comedy or a Romance Movie!

Experts say that movie therapy can help manage emotions, increase motivation, and enhance self-esteem. This may be a perfect time to take in a feel-good movie options about love including:

●        Love Actually

●        50 First Dates

●        When Harry Met Sally

●        The Notebook

●        Grease

●        Titanic

●        A Walk to Remember

Engage your Mind with a Valentine’s Day Puzzle!

If completing puzzles is your thing, go out and get a Valentine’s day puzzle. You can order these online or search free puzzles on the internet. There are lots of Valentine-themed word searches and sudoku puzzles that can easily be downloaded to your computer or tablet and printed out! Amazon has a wide selection of puzzles catered to seniors, that help boost your cognitive skills.