When you’re looking into a 55 and better active adult community, it’s always essential to look at the floorplans and the surrounding area. But something you can’t miss looking into as well is the typical lifestyle in the community. Is it a community that can bring you joy and helps you grow and connect with others? Will it help you be healthy in every sense of the word?
At OakwoodLife communities, a healthy lifestyle is paramount to making the most of your new chapter of life. We do all we can to make sure you have access to all of the amenities and situations you need to build a beautiful, healthy lifestyle with friends and family. In fact, here are 10 ways that OakwoodLife can help you with your healthy lifestyle:
1. Exercise At the Fitness Studio
One of the first things that comes to mind when you think of an active adult community healthy lifestyle is exercise. Now, there are lots of ways to exercise, and OakwoodLife tries to make many of those available to you – starting with our fitness studios.
Our fitness studios are housed in our community amenity centers and are fully equipped with weight machines, free weights, treadmills, exercise balls, and more. With the open layout and floor-to-ceiling windows giving as much natural light as possible, your workouts will not only be fulfilling but relaxing as well while you connect with your body and others around you.
2. Take a Swim
Maybe you need a break from the gym, or maybe the gym really isn’t your thing. Or maybe your family is visiting and they want to enjoy some time out in the sunshine. Whatever the reason you’re putting on a swimsuit, it’s never the wrong time to visit our on-site indoor and outdoor swimming pools at the amenity center.
3. Have a Spa Day
How can one have a healthy lifestyle without a spa? Whether you use our on-site spas or find a nearby local spa, taking some time to care for your body is essential to a healthy lifestyle. From sitting in a hot tub or sauna to enjoying a much-needed deep tissue massage, you’ll be able to find all of the self-care you need when you take a day to get away from your normal activities and just relax at the spa,
4. Improve Your Golf Swing
What’s an active adult community without a little golf? When a golf course is practically your entire backyard, there’s no good reason to not spend time out on the course every couple of days (or more). Golf is a great healthy lifestyle activity because it not only supports physical health but is also a good mental exercise for you as you work to perfect your swing.
Of course, if you’re really frustrated with your golf swing, you might want to head into the amenity center to try out a golf simulator for the first time. The simulator can track your exact movements as you practice your swing on a virtual driving range, so you can see how well your swing actually meets the golf ball and what you might need to adjust to perfect your hit.
5. Play At the Sports Courts
As great as a day out on the golf course is, sometimes you just want to play a different game once in a while. That’s why we’ve set up outdoor sports courts at the amenity center as well. You can meet up with a group of friends for weekly games or hop on by for a quick, casual game with your spouse.
With pickleball being all the rage right now, we’ve made sure that our communities have several pickleball courts available. Of course, pickleball isn’t everyone’s game, but who can turn down a game of bocce ball? No one, especially when there are stunning bocce ball courts in the community as well. Spending an afternoon out playing on the sports courts will brighten anyone’s mood.
6. Go for a Long Walk
You can’t beat the health benefits of going on regular walks. Something about going on regular walks has a way of bringing optimism and increased health into your life. So finding some of the surrounding trails and paths around our active adult communities is a great way to boost your healthy lifestyle. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to catch up with old friends and to meet new ones along the way as well.
7. Visit With Neighbors
A healthy lifestyle definitely involves a lot more than just exercising all the time. To have a truly healthy lifestyle, you need to be physically, socially, emotionally, and mentally healthy. That means balancing your attention between several different kinds of activities in your life.
Socially, living in an OakwoodLife community can make a big difference to your health. You’ll be around other people in a similar stage of life and looking to build a similar lifestyle as you. That kind of community gives you ample opportunity to meet new people and build strong friendships that can last for years. Take the chance to reach out and build a true community around you, and you’ll be amazed at how healthy you can feel.
8. Try New Hobbies
One great thing about living in active adult communities is that there are always activities going on. The community Lifestyle Director makes sure that there’s always something new for you to try and keeps the community organized and fun. From cooking classes to going on tours, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to try new activities and meet new people.
9. Plan a Game Night
The amenity center is set up with a game room, which gives you the perfect place to set up a game night with your new and old friends. Activities like game nights not only make for a great social event, but they can be so good for your emotional health. After all, how can you have a healthy lifestyle without some fun?
10. Explore Local Businesses
Sometimes, you just need a day out of the house. And what better way to get out of the house than exploring local stores and restaurants? It can be a relief to get away for a day, experience new things, and really connect with your town. So as great as active adult communities are for your health, don’t forget to build connections in the rest of your community as well.