The Watermark at 3030 Park‘s health & wellness monthly group discussion focuses on a different topic each time we meet. Coordinating and leading the group are Independent Living residents Marilyn and Josi, who between them have resided here at The Watermark for 16 years.
Marilyn and Josi meet monthly with residents to discuss topics that strive to enhance or improve community residents’ health, wellness and happiness. This past month’s conversation began with a current research study data on exercise and brain function. In a study done at the University of British Columbia, researchers found that regular aerobic exercise, the kind that gets your heart and your sweat glands pumping, appears to boost the size of the hippocampus, the brain area involved in verbal memory and learning. Problems in these areas frequently cause or contribute to cognitive impairment. Additionally, exercise helps to improve mood and sleep plus it reduces stress and anxiety. This information is extremely helpful and can help make our lives a bit brighter everyday. Here at The Watermark at 3030 Park we have a beautiful, state-of-the-art fitness center. The hope is that the Health & Wellness talk has inspired some of the residents to come to the fitness center for our classes, pool or strength and cardio equipment who haven’t done this in the past.
A great big “Thank You” to Josi & Marilyn for their time and concern for our residents’ well being!
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