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Fitness and Wellness Enhance Life for Ovation Heartwood Preserve Residents

One of the best resolutions retirees can make in the new year — for themselves as well as for their families — is to adopt a fitness routine that will keep them active, healthy, and relatively independent for the foreseeable future.

Physical activity is essential to healthy aging, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as it can delay or prevent many of the health problems that accompany aging. What’s more, regular physical activity helps strengthen muscles so that older people can enjoy everyday routines without depending on others for help.

For adults 65 and older, the CDC recommends moderate intensity activities, such as walking at a brisk pace for 30 minutes a day, five days a week, for a total of 150 minutes a week. Less time — 75 minutes a week — is required for vigorous-intensity activities, such as hiking, jogging, or running. And that’s just to maintain normal health. To keep growing muscle tissue, the recommendation is to do two days a week of resistance training.

Fortunately for residents of Ovation Heartwood Preserve, the community prioritizes physical fitness.

Read the full feature at BrandAveLab.com to see all the ways these residents can stay fit in this retirement community in Omaha, Nebraska.

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