Looking for ways to increase your activity level in the new year?
You don’t have to join an expensive gym. There are plenty of ways to increase your activity level for free! Here are some ideas from Go4Life® from the National Institute on Aging at NIH:
• If the weather is nice, walk to your errands instead of driving.
• Use soup cans or bottles of water as weights to give your arms a workout.
• Try out free demonstration exercise classes at your local senior center or fitness center.
• Participate in community-sponsored fun runs or walks.
For more information on becoming more active, visit https://go4life.nia.nih.gov/.
CDC FLU SEASON FACT OF THE WEEK
FACT: Flu can make long-term health problems worse, even if they are well managed. Long-term medical conditions also can put you at high risk of serious flu complications. Diabetes, asthma, and chronic heart disease (even if well managed) are among the most common long-term medical conditions that place people at high risk of serious flu complications. It is particularly important that all adults with these or other chronic medical conditions get a flu vaccine every year.
NO DINE WITH A DOC® IN JANUARY
There will be no Dine with a Doc® program for the month of January. We will resume in February at a location to be announced.
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Generations, Area 13 Agency on Aging & Disability, is a program of Vincennes University’s Community Services Division. Our agency connects individuals and caregivers to community resources and options for long-term care and in-home services. For more information, call 1-800-742-9002 or 812-888-5880 or visit our website at www.generationsnetwork.org