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Staying Fit During Retirement in Tukwila, WA

The keys to aging and living well? Eating nutritious food, maintaining a quality sleep schedule, managing stress and socially engaging with others all contribute. In fact, the interaction of several elements provides the best chance to meet your wellness goals. 

Physical fitness also plays a major role in healthy aging. Unfortunately, many adults become more sedentary as they grow older whether it’s due to health issues, lack of interest or fear of becoming injured. As studies have shown that it may also be a primary booster for longevity, it’s always beneficial to make an active lifestyle a priority.  

If you’re considering retirement in Tukwila, WA, you’ll be happy to discover you have the perfect backdrop for getting started. 

Retirement in Tukwila, WA – benefits of staying active 

Take a look at just a few of the advantages: 

Source: Help Guide 

Tukwila, WA fitness opportunities 

If you’re creating a quality retirement in Tukwila, WA, consider these options to get you moving – and inspire you to keep up the good work: 

Rainier Health & Fitness: Take advantage of the group classes, work with a personal trainer or join a private small group to meet your fitness goals. 

Rachel’s Body Shop: Is finding time to exercise a challenge? This is a great place for diverse exercise options in a secure round-the-clock environment.  

City of Tukwila: a great option for seniors, enjoy the comprehensive fitness, recreation and wellness programs including classes, strength training, line dancing, Zumba, and more.  

Karmic Yoga: For those interested in the emotional and physical benefits of yoga, check out the small group sessions offered indoors and out – and with complementary beverages. 

Aya Yoga Oasis: Here’s your chance to experiment with different types of yoga and Pilates in a beautiful historic building.   

Crystal Springs Park: Hit the meandering trails among the springs once used to irrigate farms throughout the Duwamish Valley. 

Green River Trail: Build endurance and enjoy the view with a longer walk on more than 19 miles of trails. 

Grand Ridge Park: If you’re a serious hiker, climb 1,000 feet among the Douglas firs, cedars and ferns on this 7-mile trail.   

Goals to help with staying in shape   

How much activity should you get? Any movement is better than none. If you’ve been sedentary or less active, begin where you’re comfortable and build from there. 

Prioritizing your physical fitness may be easier than you think. For adults aged 65 and older, work toward reaching these weekly goals: 

1. 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity, such as brisk walking, or 75 minutes a week of vigorous intensity, that could include hiking, jogging or running. The total time can be broken into blocks, such as 15 or 30 minutes a day for five days a week. 

2. Consider combining moderate and vigorous intensity activities into your daily exercise routine. 

3. Spend two days a week on activities that will strengthen your muscles. Work all major groups including legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms. 

4. Three days a week, include movements that will improve your balance, such as walking backward, standing on one leg or using a wobble board. 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Tukwila, WA fitness inspiration and motivators 

Does your idea of staying in shape conjure up images of repetitive jumping jacks or sit ups? You’ll be happy to know you can reap the benefits of exercise while performing daily tasks or having fun. 

If fitness is one of your retirement goals but you could use a little inspiration, consider these ideas: 

  • Walking or hiking with friends 

  • Dancing 

  • Swimming 

  • Water aerobics 

  • Jogging or running 

  • Bicycle riding 

  • Some forms of yoga 

  • Playing tennis or basketball 

  • Walking while playing golf 

  • Carrying groceries 

  • Digging and lifting while gardening 

Life at a Milestone Community 

If you’re looking at options for retirement living, we invite your family to visit one of our Milestone communities – designed to support your loved ones to live their highest quality of life. 

We offer studio and one-bedroom private apartments for our assisted living residents as well as private or shared memory care suites for those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. We also offer studio, one and two-bedroom apartments in our independent living communities. 

Our memory care residents are cared for by our compassionate and specially trained team who meet them wherever they are in their journey with patience and kindness. The residents also have access to customized activities, programs and secured outdoor courtyard spaces. 

Our amenities and services encourage our residents in assisted living to engage with others, remain as independent as possible and be reassured that help is available whenever needed. 

In addition to our personalized services, we offer: 

  • Chef-prepared meals 

  • Full-service dining room and bistro/bar 

  • Clubroom with large screen and theater style seating 

  • Family gathering room 

  • Resident accessible chef’s kitchen garden 

  • Senior-inspired fitness center 

  • Hair and nail salon 

  • Resident-shared laundry rooms 

  • Elegantly designed common areas 

  • 24-hour on-duty care staff 

  • Scheduled transportation 

  • Secured community 

  • Direct access to adjoining walking paths and parks 

If your family is considering retirement living, we hope you will visit one of our communities. We are a trusted resource and are here to answer any questions. Please contact us with any questions you may have or to arrange a personal tour. 

We invite you to download our complimentary Senior Living Options Guide.

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