blog for retired teachers Indiana Retired Teachers Association blog IRTA blog Image

Lace Up Those Sneakers and Get Out Those Sweatbands: National Senior Health and Fitness Day is Coming!

May 1, 2021

National Senior Health & Fitness Day is observed every year on the last Wednesday in May. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn about the importance of remaining active as well as the activities that will benefit you most and that you will most enjoy. This year, May 26, you can participate in activities with others across the country for this national observance. 

The benefits from physical activity for seniors are numerous. Some of the benefits include:

  • Maintain strength, healthy joints and muscles
  • Group activities like classes or walking offer community and companionship
  • Helps reduce or control blood pressure
  • Reduces and prevents arthritis joint swelling and pain
  • Activities like yoga can help reduce the risk of falling
  • Increase the ability to live independently
  • Ease symptoms of anxiety

Whether you choose to participate in National Senior Health & Fitness Day by exercising at home or with others at a local center, exercise is a great and fun way to get your body moving and grooving. The special day is also the perfect opportunity to sample new types of exercise! Yoga, walking and swimming are all low impact routines that offer a range of benefits for seniors.

So how can you take part in Senior Health and Fitness Day? Find an event near you (if you are choosing a group activity, be sure you wear your mask and that everyone is feeling healthy!). You can even explore options online and start a fitness routine at home. Pick one that fits your needs. Do you currently have a fitness routine that keeps you going strong? Share it and use the hashtag #SeniorHealthFitnessDay on social media! You can help inspire others to resume a fitness routine – or even start one for the first time in their life!

Exercise is an important way to nurture ourselves, reinforce our strength, and continue to thrive. Another important way to take care of yourself is by making sure you have all the benefits you should. Now is the perfect time to schedule a FREE Benefits Review with an AMBA representative. Their knowledgeable advice can help you find the right coverage for you—whether it’s dental insurance, vision plans, or other policies. It’s nice to know that anytime you have questions about your insurance benefits, someone is ready to assist. 

Learn More Here or call 866-615-4063 Mon.-Fri 8am-5pm CT.


Successful Retirement Starts with Working to Prevent Arthritis
Successful Retirement Starts with Working to Prevent Arthritis

Debbie Smith looked forward to retirement. After years in the workforce and raising her children, she envisioned finally having

Read More

The 5 Top Things That Put You at Risk for Oral Cancer
The 5 Top Things That Put You at Risk for Oral Cancer

More than 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue each

Read More

The Origins of the Eye Chart
The Origins of the Eye Chart

Here’s a great trivia question: Who is the individual responsible for the best-selling poster of all time? Edward Hopper

Read More

©2020 Indiana Retired Teachers Association. All Right Reserved.