There are great benefits to maintaining good physical health, but it is also important to take care of your mental health. Staying relaxed and centered can be a great way to keep stress at a distance, all the while improving your overall well-being.
The best part of stress relief techniques is that they not only benefit our mental health but our physical health as well. A well-rested mind and body is a recipe for a happy, healthy lifestyle. Here at Southgate, we want nothing more than for you to feel at home and stress-free.
Southgate offers many amenities and activities within the community that are perfect for taking care of your mental health and getting some much-needed rest and relaxation.
Go to the theater – Our very own Southgate theater has 200 seats and a beautiful balcony. Not only do we offer lectures, seminars, and musical performances, but in the summer we have a Tuesday concert series for everyone to enjoy. Getting out and seeing a performance can stimulate the brain and create bonding experiences among seniors.
Take a walk – Nothing clears your mind like a nice long walk, and our campus has a 3-acre park to stroll through on a sunny or cloudy day. Health experts maintain that getting exercise for just 30 minutes a day can lead to drastic health improvements, and it’s an activity that can be done alone or with a friend.
Meet up with friends – One of the best ways to relieve stress and increase mindfulness is to socialize. Maintaining social relationships and friendships can do wonders for your happiness, and there are plenty of activities around Southgate’s campus that allow you to catch up with friends. From hitting the arts and crafts studio to talking over drinks at the cocktail lounge, there’s no shortage of things to do alongside friends.
Grab a book from the library – Sometimes the best way to relieve stress is to take a break. Luckily, Southgate has a library with a fireplace and books that will allow you to escape for a bit into the world of fiction (and non-fiction too, of course!). Reading not only stimulates the brain, but is also a quiet and peaceful activity for all to enjoy.
Get some light exercise – Southgate offers many different physical activities that are both fun and count as daily exercise. The health club offers machines to get your body moving, and the indoor pool is a great place to practice different strokes while clearing your head.
It’s important to take care of your mind and body every day, and to do things that will make you feel as relaxed as possible. Southgate’s goal is to promote happy and healthy living in a stress-free environment and we hope that all of our amenities will make you feel more at ease than ever before!