Hey Active Adults: Stay Fit… And Active All Winter Long with These Tips


Man. Oh man. It is cold outside, and only getting colder. If you, my active adult friend, are anything like me: As soon as the days start getting shorter, all you want to do is curl up with a warm blanket, a good book, and a hot cup of cocoa. Am I right?

Well, listen up. I’m not here to tell you you can’t do that, but I to tell you instead that you should do that after you’ve spent a little time making good on your fitness goals. How are those resolutions looking? You’ve done so good all year; now is not the time to slack off. I know it’s hard, but with the right attitude and the right selection of exercises, you can stay warm and fit all winter long. A state of the art fitness center is just one of the benefits of living in our 55+ active adult community!

In a recent survey 81% of retirees cited good health as the most important ingredient for a happy retirement.

Play time: It’s not just for the grandkids.

When your children and grandchildren come to visit this winter, bundle up and get outside. Would you believe you could burn up to 214 calories per hour just by making snow angels? Or have a snowball fight, and say goodbye to as many as 319 calories. Build a snowman. Go ice skating. Exercise can be fun.

Try something new.

Sign up for a bootcamp class at the nearby gym, or join an indoor sports league to get you up and moving during chilly months. Whoever said “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” clearly never knew how much you’ve always wanted to take tennis lessons. You might even make a few new friends who live nearby at The Harbours at Solomons Island.

Stay in, and work out.

The thought of having to venture out into the cold just to get to the gym is a surefire way to make you want to stay home. Eliminate that hassle, and stay on top of your daily exercise from the comfort of your own home. Pop a workout DVD into the player; find one on YouTube; or invest in a few small pieces of workout equipment: It’s really that easy. Not having to share a TV or catch a cold from the sneezing man on the next machine, those are only bonuses from working out at home.

Recent statistics from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition indicate an alarming trend: Only 28 to 34 percent of adults aged 65–74 are physically active. Let’s change that, shall we? Get outside. Stay inside. Have a little fun, and take full advantage of these best years of your life at The Harbours at Solomons Island. This gorgeous active adult community promises to be an absolute haven of luxury and style for the 55+ set; it’s on you to do everything you can to enjoy it.

Stay active. Stay fit. Enjoy your life as an active adult on Solomons Island.