Most would agree that a lifestyle consisting of regular physical activity and a healthy diet is good for anyone. Yet, according to the Active Living Coalition of Older Adults, sixty percent of older adults remain inactive.
Older adults represent a growing segment of our population. Those who embrace an active healthy lifestyle and enjoy a self-fulfilling way of life, play an important role in our society.
ALCOA Manitoba encourages older adults to remain active. It provides resources and organizes activities for older adults on a wide range of topics relating to a healthy lifestyle.
The Manitoba Seniors’ Games, hosted by various Manitoba communities each June, is an example of ALCOA’s support.
ALCOA’s workshop, Ten Habits to Healthy Living, stresses three pillars: Active Living, Healthy Food Choices and Looking after One’s Self.
Physical activity reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, obesity and falls. Participation in organized physical recreational activities not only suppresses these risks but improves one’s overall sense of well-being.
Members of the West Kildonan Recreational Club take part in a number of recreational sports throughout the year.
Club president, Jack Armstrong, has much to say about the club and its benefits for older adults.
Click here to watch an interview with Jack Armstrong, president of West Kildonan Recreational Club.