All Aspects of Health and Fitness Are a Focus at Mease Manor’s Wellness Center
The Wellness Center at Mease Manor features a variety of fitness equipment, exercise classes, and health seminars to suit all fitness levels and personal preferences. A complete wellness calendar includes classes such as yoga and tai chi, healthy eating clinics, educational wellness speakers, and much more.
Recognizing the importance of maintaining muscle mass, balance, and flexibility in seniors to prevent issues like osteoporosis, fractures, and slip and fall accidents, the Wellness Center focuses on strengthening the body’s immune system as well as its muscles. Residents who make frequent visits to the Wellness Center seem to make fewer visits to the on-site medical clinics.
Designed as a comprehensive fitness program, where there is something for everyone, the Wellness Center provides classes like “Chair Yoga,” a popular class that allows nearly everyone the opportunity to experience the benefits of stretching regardless of their level of flexibility.
The increase in endorphins during exercise at the Wellness Center helps to reduce feelings of sadness, depression, and anxiety. Regular exercise not only improves mood, but it assists in maintaining a good energy level and decreases fatigue. The rate of memory loss and cognitive decline also is decreased in residents who engage in cardio exercise. And residents who regularly attend the Wellness Center report enjoying a better night’s sleep.
Cognitive, physical and emotional fitness are enhanced by the socialization and camaraderie experienced by residents who meet to chat at the Juice Bar. Physical, social, and emotional health are aspects of healthy aging that are addressed and encouraged at the Mease Manor Wellness Center near Palm Harbor.