Keep Moving! 5 Great Ways to Stay Active in Retirement

Retirement can be a fun, relaxing time to finally enjoy the things you’ve been putting off because of work. It can also be a time to try new things without worrying about having enough hours in the day. Whether you were very active before retirement or would park yourself on the couch every night, retirement offers a chance to become a better you. But how do you stay active during retirement? Check out these five ways to keep yourself moving throughout those golden years.

1. Join a Fitness Walking Group

Walking is a great full-body, low-impact exercise that is easy to do and fun as well. Get out there and explore your neighborhood with a fitness walking group, or take a stroll to your favorite place in your community. Walking can not only help you feel revitalized, but will also give you some serenity and time to yourself.


2. Try an Aquatic Program

Exercise can often put a lot of pressure on your joints, which can be difficult for your body to deal with as the years go on. Swimming or aquatic programs and classes are the lowest-impact, full-body exercises. Plus, aquatic programs increase flexibility and endurance, making it even easier for you to keep up with the grandkids.

3. Sign Up for Personal Training

Retirement communities like South Bay at Mount Pleasant offer personal training sessions as part of their wellness center amenities. Personal trainers are professionals dedicated to helping you achieve your fitness goals safely and effectively, and guide you every step of the way. By attending personal training sessions, you will learn more about your body’s needs, as well as wellness tips to keep you healthy and active throughout your retirement.

4. Volunteer Your Time

Being active doesn’t have to mean exercise. Getting out and volunteering at libraries, food pantries or animal shelters is a great way to give back to your community and meet interesting people from all walks of life. Volunteering is a fun, exciting way to maintain your wellness during retirement by helping others and being a driving force for positive change.

5. Take Up Gardening

Gardening can be extremely therapeutic and a great way to produce something beautiful out of love and care. It can also stimulate your mind, which is important now that the work concerns have been lifted from your shoulders. Taking care of plants and maintaining a space of your own can help you center yourself and provide fulfillment you can see growing a little taller every day.

If you’re looking for a great place to retire in the Lowcountry, South Bay at Mount Pleasant is a luxury continuing care retirement community that offers residents stunning surroundings, a beautiful, maintenance-free apartment home and an exceptionally fulfilling lifestyle. This remarkable new community opens October 1, 2018. To find out more, visit their website at or call (843) 352-4986.