Enjoy Some Outdoor SwimmingMany seniors have trouble in hot temperatures, especially if they’re taking medications that make their internal temperature erratic. But needing to stay cool shouldn’t keep you inside all summer. An outdoor swimming pool, for instance, is the perfect place to stay cool while still enjoying the sunshine. Swimming will help keep your body temperature stable on hotter days. Swimming is also an ideal exercise for seniors. The buoyancy provided by water relieves pressure on the joints and helps build muscle tone and flexibility. If you choose to swim outside, make sure you bring plenty of sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
Visit a Farmer’s MarketWant an easy way to combine exercise, sunshine and healthy eating? A summer farmer’s market is the triple threat. Schedule an outing to your local farmer’s market to peruse the selection of vegetables, fruits, specialties and handmade crafts. You can stock up on produce that will add some color to your fridge and make your meals instantly healthier. It will also give you a chance to explore a new part of the city and get some exercise!
Check out the Hot Springs Farmers Market here.
Take a look at the Fort Smith Farmers Market here.
Explore the Bella Vista Farmers Market here.