|More and more baby boomers are continuing their active pastimes in retirement|
As we go into 2011 the baby boomer generation is coming of senior age. This large age group has been an active community not only on a social level, but on a physical level as well. Now that they are becoming seniors, they are still enjoying active recreational pursuits – like hiking, river rafting, cycling, and strength training and cardio workouts. Health and fitness related pursuits have been a favorite of this generation and are now one of the top senior pastimes. Walking and cardiovascular equipment workouts are still by far the most popular activities closely followed by swimming, golf, fishing and canoeing/kayaking. Other activities that are recording increasing numbers of senior aficionados are climbing, hiking, river-rafting and even rappelling.
True, all seniors cannot undertake such vigorous hobbies, but the more active a person can stay, the better health that person will stay generally. Finding that special activity that you enjoy will help stimulate you physically and mentally, so focus on finding that active hobby. The health prevention which is done now can have a huge payoff when one gets into their 70's and 80's. If you haven't been physically or mentally active for a while, starting now is better than not doing anything at all!
Any senior wanting to increase their current physical exercise should first schedule a doctor's appointment before commencing any such program. If the doctor gives the patient a clean bill of health then move forward with a coordinated exercise program. With this Doctor's check-up, you also establish a current personal health baseline to start from and show improvement. If you have not done serious physical activity for a while, then you want to make sure you start out very slow. Don't just jump into some activity that will cause injury and prevent you from improving your health. Check with your friends and see if they enjoy the same pastimes and if so schedule a joint activity. Having a buddy or two while working out is good encouragement and an excellent source of companionship. You can start your exercise with a personal trainer from places like the YMCA or a gym; other options are senior programs at senior centers or places of worship. If you are looking for a total change of lifestyle, you may want to consider retirement living which in a lot of cases offer a very well rounded lifestyle option.
Retirement living can allow you the time to achieve your personal workouts and give you that extra time to enjoy another very important activity, volunteering your time or continuing to work. You can share all of those years of knowledge that you have accumulated with special organizations that can use your assistance. According to a survey, nearly 45% of people past the age of 55 volunteered at least once every year. Volunteering brings with it a great deal of emotional satisfaction and a sense of productive achievement. Some seniors prefer to become involved in volunteer activities with their churches or places of worship, or with charities they support or have had past association with.
There are numerous ways in which seniors can find the physical and emotional happiness they deserve. You just have to go out there and get involved. Another significant facet to senior contentment is the companionship of ones peers. One such retirement residence in the Bay Area is Chateau Cupertino at Cupertino; Ca. Chateau Cupertino is professionally run by experienced management and staff skilled in providing apartments to make your life more fulfilled and enjoyable. The Chateau provides comfortable accommodations, excellent meals and a lively well-balanced social program which caters to the physical and intellectual needs of its residents.
Chateau Cupertino is one of California's leading retirement housing complexes which offers the highest standard in housing and personal services. It has been thoughtfully conceptualized for the last word in comfort and convenience in senior living.
To know more of this outstanding California retirement apartment, please visit its website at www.chateau-cupertino.com and www.homefortheretired.com or call 408.446.4300.