September is Healthy Aging Month, a time of year when we observe the importance of physical and mental health of older adults. It’s a great time to also think about how to care for our minds and bodies as we age. While there is no magic elixir that makes aging easy, there are ways to support our health and the health of our loved ones as we age.
Ways to Support Healthy Aging
Staying active is one of the best ways to support healthy aging. Living an active lifestyle can help prevent, delay or manage chronic diseases, potentially reducing pain, improving range of motion and adding to your overall quality of life. As you age, remaining active can also help you maintain your sense of balance, reduce your risk of falling, and keep your bones and muscles in good working order. Not to mention, exercise has been proven to reduce the symptoms of depression, a mental health condition that is too often experienced yet not often discussed among older populations.
How to Stay Active As You Age
It’s always important to discuss your exercise routine with your primary care physician, as every person will have different needs and abilities. That said, We Sell Mats offers several products that make it easier to stay active from the comfort of your own home.
Our 2x6 personal exercise mat folds in half to tuck away nicely when not in use. Made with a crosslink foam core and wrapped in easy-to-clean vinyl, this durable mat is perfect for so many different types of exercise, from yoga to crunches to light stretching. You can also use it as a sturdy but comfortable surface when following along to your favorite exercise videos.
If you are using a machine such as a treadmill, elliptical, rowing machine, or stationary bike, our Vélotas® exercise equipment mat is a must-have. This low-profile roll-up mat protects your floors while also helping to keep exercise equipment safely in place.
And finally, for exercises that need a little extra padding, like weightlifting or rope exercises, our rubber gym flooring mats make a great option for use in the garage or gym. We offer solid rubber tiles as well as rubber-top foam tiles to fit your specific needs.
Stay Active and Support Healthy Aging with We Sell Mats
We Sell Mats is proud to be a leading supplier of home and professional exercise mats, foam tiles, and more that can be used to keep yourself and your loved ones active. This September, we encourage you to celebrate Healthy Aging Month by making a commitment to your own personal healthy aging, checking in on your older loved ones and neighbors, or staying active - whether that’s taking a walk around the block or doing an extra session on your rowing machine.