Five Ways to Spice Up Your Exercise Program

Five Ways to Spice Up Your Exercise Program

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Group exercise and movement is a crucial staple of a well-rounded activity program. It offers the opportunity for residents to move intentionally, working on fine and large motor skills, as well as improving strength, flexibility, endurance, and range of motion. 

Group exercise and movement is a crucial staple of a well-rounded activity program. It offers the opportunity for residents to move intentionally, working on fine and large motor skills, as well as improving strength, flexibility, endurance, and range of motion. 

However, daily exercise can get a bit redundant if you are doing the same things each time you gather your group. Your activity staff can get bored or complacent, and your participants won’t get as many of the physical or cognitive benefits of exercise if it is always the same.

Keep your program spiced up with a few of our tips!



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Tara 17th Jan 2020 RAO
Music is one of the tools I use however sometimes it is hard for me to find good exercise music. Any suggestions. I also ask one of the residents to run the exercise and I assist with anyone who needs assist.
Susan 18th Jan 2020 Activity Director
Hi Tara
Music is a pretty individualized thing because it depends on the group you are working with
I like YMCA
The hokey pokey
When the Saints go marching in
And the ideas suggested in this comment
https://www.goldencarers.com/comments/24461/
Susan 16th Jan 2020 Activity Director
Great idea Alison
I like props too
The residents seem more engaged when they use them
Alison 15th Jan 2020 Activities Co Ordinator
Props are a great way to add variety. I usually run an exercise session ahead of another physical activity. For example, if we will be using bean bags for our challenges, then we also use them for our exercises.
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