Health & Wellness | January 27, 2022 |

Top Fitness & Wellness Trends for Seniors in 2022

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Top Fitness & Wellness Trends for Seniors in 2022

A new year tends to spark fresh or renewed focus on the things most important to us. Everyone has different goals, but one thing most people talk about this time of year is their health. More specifically, what they can do to live a healthier life. But there are a million different directions you can take when it comes to your health, and it can be overwhelming to decide where to start.

A fun way to start is to get acquainted with the latest health trends. Sometimes, health routines can feel monotonous (you gotta do what you gotta do to stay healthy), but when you learn about what’s new, you can add it to your routine to make things a bit more exciting. So, to help kick start or reinvigorate your wellness journey in 2022, we give you some insight into some of the latest health trends. 

4 popular wellness and fitness trends for older adults in 2022

A senior woman stretches during an online fitness class 

1. At home-fitness 

Can we even start a trends list for 2022 without mentioning something about staying at home? While this trend may have started a couple of years ago, it’s now entrenched in our lives. It also  now goes beyond working out at home, expanding to virtual doctor appointments and checkups. Sticking to home fitness and connecting with the right virtual instructors or groups to keep you inspired and on track is important to sustaining your activity levels

Boomerang made the switch to virtual classes and we haven’t looked back. Our instructors are incredibly good at offering health and wellness workshops online, and our community has grown exponentially since we made the change. Boomerang now offers group yoga, body strength exercises, meditation classes, and more––and you don’t even have to leave your living room to join!

Learn more about Boomerang’s online fitness classes for seniors.

2. Pelvic exercises  

One health trend you may not be aware of is pelvic training. Despite what many people believe, pelvic training is not only for childbirth. A strong pelvic floor helps protect your pelvic organs and control your bladder and bowels. A 2021 study on pelvic floor dysfunction prevention calls for more training in the area because of its “positive effect on urinary incontinence prevention.” 

Since age is a contributing factor to a weakened pelvic floor, this is a trend you probably want to explore. There are several yoga poses that help strengthen the pelvic floor and you can practice them in Boomerang’s variety of online yoga classes for older adults, including chair yoga, functional yoga, and yoga for vitality.  

Learn more about the benefits of yoga for seniors.

An older woman practices meditation in an online yoga class

3. Mindfulness and meditation 

Stress has always been a part of our lives, but we’d be negligent not to consider the impact the pandemic has had on everyone’s mental health. Not all of us have been impacted the same, but it’s been a collective drain on our emotions, which has led to negative effects on our mental health. Because of this strain, we’ve had to be much more proactive and creative in protecting our mental wellbeing, and meditation can be a big part of that. 

Mindfulness is actually a form of meditation. It’s where you focus on being “intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment.” We’re in a time where we’re constantly bombarded with news and other events completely out of our control. What mindful meditation does is calm your mind so you can identify and manage your own feelings, which hopefully makes it easier to exist through the chaos. 

At Boomerang, our meditation workshops for older adults focus on smart self-care, mindful tai chi, and letting go of stressors. 

Learn more about how to practice mindfulness online.

4. Zumba 

Maybe you want to stay active, but yoga just isn’t your thing. You want something a little more upbeat, a little more energetic, a little more…fun. We get it, and that’s why Zumba is on our list of wellness trends for 2022. Zumba isn’t new, of course, but as we look for alternative ways to stay healthy while staying home, Zumba is quickly becoming a popular option for all age groups. 

Zumba is essentially Latin and international dance blended with interval training. It’s exciting, it’s explosive, and if you’re up for it, it really is a great way to stay fit. At Boomerang, our hosts invite  you to try out one of their Zumba workshops or an array of other dance and cardio classes

Add Boomerang to your wellness trends

Boomerang offers many classes in line with the most popular health trends of 2022. Plus, our passionate instructors are here to guide you on your way to living your best life. If you’re looking to kick start your wellness journey, explore our online classes today. 

Learn more about Boomerang and our workshops.

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