Art of Aging: Fun, Safe Ways to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

As we age, we tend to sit around more and exercise less, which can lead to serious health problems.

Russ and Leslie Knopp have advice on what you can do to keep moving in this month’s Art of Aging.

As we age, there’s no better place than Northern Michigan to enjoy an active, health lifestyle.

This month, we are at Hull Park talking about fun, safe ways to enjoy the great outdoors.

Spending time outdoors can improve your health and your mood.

In Northern Michigan there are plenty of opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the outdoors

At Hull Park, anyone can walk on the paved pathway, fish from the dock or sit and watch the boats go by on Boardman Lake.

Beaches at Sleeping Bear Dunes, Clinch Park, the Petoskey State Park and others are equipped with Mobi-Mats, which provide a hard surface across the sand so that anyone can get up to the waterfront.

At the Grass River Natural Area, the boardwalks covering the trails are wheelchair friendly and provide access to a unique wetland environment.

A simple walk with a friend is a great way to socialize and get some exercise.

Playing lawn games like croquet are a fun way to spend time outdoors.

You can also find shuffleboard and pickelball courts across Northern Michigan at senior centers parks and clubs. Just try to get outside anyway you can it’s good for you.

If you’d like learn more about outdoor activities and aging from Comfort Keepers, click here.  

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