Beach Cities Health District is celebrating Active Aging Week October 2 - 6 at the Center for Health and Fitness with free workshops, lectures and community resources. Active Aging Week provides an opportunity for adults to take action toward maintaining and improving their health.
The overarching goal of Active Aging Week is to challenge society's negative perceptions of aging by demonstrating that individuals over 50 can thrive in all aspects of life, including physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational, and environmental domains, regardless of age or health status. The campaign seeks to provide older adults with opportunities to engage in wellness activities and exercise in a safe, supportive environment, promoting the benefits of healthy, active lifestyles throughout the lifespan.
This year, the focus is on physical activity that can help improve balance to avoid and minimize the impact of falls so you can remain safe and healthy. When you're active, strong and flexible, you can manage your daily routine and stay independent.
Physical activity can help manage many health problems.
- Reduce symptoms of arthritis, anxiety and depression
- Help keep diabetes and high blood pressure under control
- Keep your body flexible and help lower your risk of falls
Get started with Active Aging week
- Start slow and do what you can.
- Even a 5-minute walk has real health benefits
- Build up to more activity and strength training over time
- Mix in stretches and activities to improve your balance
Join our workshops and lectures Oct 2- 6 and learn more about:
- Strength training
- Small group fitness training
- Mindfulness techniques
- Plant based eating
- Community health resources