Summer has officially arrived. With the warmer weather and longer days, there are many opportunities to get outside and increase your physical activity. There’s nothing quite like cooling off in a lake or an outdoor pool if you have access to either option, but for older adults, it can also be a great way to stay active through low-impact aquatic exercises. Whether you’re considering signing up for a class or preferring to go at it alone, there are many exercises you can do to help relieve pain and stiffness and to improve your strength, endurance and flexibility. If you prefer activities on dry land, the warmer weather makes walking more pleasurable and easier to do. Consider joining a walking group to increase motivation and meet new people, and for greater security. Whatever activities you choose to do this summer, remember to protect your skin and be sun smart.
Read more below about fun summertime exercise ideas to increase your physical and social activity and tips for staying sun smart while outdoors.