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Senior Independent Living – How to Walk Off Weight

Senior Independent Living – How to Walk Off Weight

Senior Independent Living

Living to a happy old age and looking for Senior Independent Living that will allow you to enjoy your retirement years? It’s a fact that as we grow older, we start to miss the social connections that were more prevalent in our younger, working years. You often had more friendships from the workplace, business meetings, client events, and training seminars than you do when you are retired.
It’s also a fact that you need personal connections in your retirement years just as you did when you were more socially active in your younger years. That’s why today we would like to discuss how senior independent living can be enhanced by making more friends in an activity that can improve your health and outlook on life.

Walking for seniors is a great way to incorporate physical activity and allow you to keep a pace that lets you enjoy conversation with other friends and family on your daily and weekly exercise efforts! Making the move to a senior independent living community facilitates the ability to get this accomplished!Grace Pointe Senior Living

Walking is a great way to burn calories and lose weight. But there are a couple of things you can do to increase the number of calories burned and to maximize your workout. Three things affect the number of calories burned during a walk.

1) Speed for Effective Walking and Weight Loss

Starting out, you may be able to only walk at a pace of 3 mph giving you a pace of 20-minute miles. However, by working up to a walking speed of 4.5 mph, you end up with 13-minute miles. The difference in the number of calories burned is 20 calories per mile. On a one hour walk, that is an additional 92 calories burned.

2) Distance Walking Tips for Seniors

It stands to reason that if you are walking faster for the same amount of time, that you will cover more distance. However, if you are just starting out, work on distance before speed. The advantage of increasing your distance first is that you build endurance, i.e. you are able to sustain walking at the same pace over a longer period of time. Once you have built endurance, you can work on increasing your speed.

3) Weight Issues for Seniors

A 120-pound person burns about 65 calories per mile walking at 3 mph on a flat surface. As a comparison, a 180-pound person walking the same distance and at the same pace burns about 95 calories. Numerically speaking, the above facts would lead you to believe that as you lose weight, you would most likely have to increase your energy expenditure to keep burning the same number of calories. However, what can happen is that as you become fit, your basal metabolic rate increases meaning you naturally burn more calories than you did before.

Healthy Eating for Senior Independent Living

The other half of walking off weight is to eat healthily. You can’t expect to lose weight by walking and then coming home and gorging yourself with food that is bad for you. Keep in mind that the candy bar you ate takes three to five miles of walking to burn it off!

A healthy diet should consist of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, foods high in Omega 3 fats (such as tuna, salmon, mackerel, herring, walnuts, and avocados) and lean meats.

Generally speaking, a woman should eat around 1,200 to 1,300 calories per day; a man 1,500 to 1,600 per day. This should put you on a weight loss of one pound per week. If you lose more than one pound adjust your calorie intake accordingly as you may not be eating enough calories.

When you team up walking on a consistent basis along with healthy eating, you’ll be well on your way to losing weight the healthy way. Soon you’ll be enjoying life as a lighter and healthier you.

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Call us for any questions on how to make your best years ever a reality at Grace Pointe Living TODAY! 405-703-0999

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Oklahoma Active Adult Independent Living

Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available in Oklahoma! Our premier communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living are taking reservations now! Laurel Springs RetirementGrace Pointe Living, and The Chateaux at Mon Abri are open and offering tours of the best homes and senior lifestyle in Oklahoma. You’ll appreciate the attention to quality, lifestyle, and amenities when you make the move to one of our quality active adult living communities! Contact Us Today!

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Senior Independent Living Habits
Hacks To Help You Build New Senior Independent Living Habits

Grace Pointe Living

At Grace Pointe Living in Moore, Oklahoma we believe that the key to success in retirement is setting good senior independent living habits and routines in place to maximize your time, events, and lifestyle choices.
Choosing good health, for instance, is usually a matter of making good habits that align with what you truly need to be putting in your mouth, moving through life as in exercise, and the friends and personal connections that you making in your retirement life.

At Grace Pointe Living, you’ll find many choices for a happy senior independent living life and we make sure to fill our community social and exercise calendar with activities that have a high probability of leading you to have a happy senior independent living life!

Creating new senior independent living habits isn’t easy, no matter where you choose to call home, but at Grace Pointe, we really try to make it easy for you to achieve a top-shelf retirement life.

Here are six simple hacks that will make it a little easier. Use them until you’ve internalized the new habit and don’t need them anymore.

Senior Independent Living Habits for a Happy Life at Grace Pointe Living:

Schedule It And Put It On The To-Do List

Sometimes we forget to do that new thing we were trying. Maybe we forget that we’re supposed to be having eggs for breakfast instead of a stack of waffles, or that we need to get that daily walk in.

Schedule your new habits or make them part of your daily to-do list until they become something you do automatically.

Make Your New Senior Independent Living Habits Very Public and Be Accountable

Let family and friends know what new habits you’re trying to establish. They will call you out if you don’t stick to your plan and get you back on track.

You may even go as far as sharing it publicly on Facebook or write a blog about your new journey. Knowing that others read it and know about it might be just enough to keep you going when you feel like throwing in the towel.

Piggyback On A Senior Independent Living Habit You Already Have

Whenever possible, add the new habit to one you already have. For example, if you fix a cup of tea or coffee at 4 pm, and you want to get in the habit of taking a daily walk, make the new ritual to go for your walk and then come back and enjoy your tea.

It’s much easier to amend an existing habit or ritual than creating an entirely new one.

Make Slipups Costly if You Stop Following Good Senior Independent Living Habits

Here’s a fun idea. Put a jar on the kitchen counter and each time you slip back into your bad habit or forget to stick to the new one you have to put five dollars in the jar. It will quickly help you remember to skip that sugary food and motivate you to go out for that walk. For extra motivation donate the money to charity at the end of the month or hand it over to your spouse to go spend on him or herself.

Find A Partner and Help Each Other Along

Find someone with the same or similar goal. This could be a workout partner or a diet buddy. Keep tabs on each other and encourage each other to keep going. It’s much harder to skip a walk if you know someone else is depending on you being there.

Make It A Senior Habits Group Challenge

If one accountability partner is good, a whole group is even better. And they don’t even need to be local. Find a supportive group online and challenge each other to stick to your new habit for the next 30 days or so. Not wanting to be the first one to give up will keep all of you going until you establish that new habit.

Give these simple little senior habits hacks a try. Keep using the ones that you find helpful until you have made new senior habits you can stick with without the help of any tools or support.


Grace Pointe Living

Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available in Oklahoma! Our premier communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living are taking reservations now! Laurel Springs RetirementGrace Pointe Living, and The Chateaux at Mon Abri are open and offering tours of the best homes and senior lifestyle in Oklahoma. You’ll appreciate the attention to quality, lifestyle, and amenities when you make the move to one of our quality active adult living communities! Contact Us Today!

Summer Senior Living Specials at Grace Pointe

Summertime is the right time for Senior Independent Living

Grace Pointe Living for Seniors

If you’re looking for the best community to call your new home this Summer, then you’ll want to explore the opportunities for senior independent living at Grace Pointe Living in Moore, Oklahoma.
Here are just a few examples of the private, resident home floor plans that are available to discerning seniors in our Oklahoma area!

Senior Independent Living Private Homes in Moore Oklahoma

Now Available: Small 1 Bedroom Senior Living Cottage

Are you ready to downsize your home and maximize your lifestyle? This small one-bedroom cottage is conveniently located near several water features and the community pavilion and grill. Inside the home is an open living/dining kitchen space that features standard Grace Pointe luxuries, including granite countertops, stainless appliances, luxury vinyl tile, and a spacious pantry.

Join our popular active adult neighborhood where lifestyle is the key to our success. The path to a carefree retirement is just a tour away. Call today to schedule. 405-703-0999.

Amenities

  • Concierge Services
  • 100% Maintenance Free including Lawn Care
  • Community Clubhouses
  • Above Ground Safe Room
  • Walking Trails
  • Outdoor Living Spaces
  • Ponds
  • Water Views
  • Lifestyle activities
  • Onsite Guest House

Senior Living Home Specials Available at Grace Pointe Living

2 Bedroom 2 Bath Senior Living Home with Garage

This home is one of the first homes built at Grace Pointe with a Garage in 2014. Nearly 1200 square feet with an open living area and a spacious master suite. The second bedroom is ideal for an office. Single car garage has easy access and many residents love the guest parking available at this home. Garage homes don’t last long at Grace Pointe particularly at this price range. Call 405-703-0999 today for more information or to schedule a tour.

Amenities

  • Concierge Services
  • 100% Maintenance Free including Lawn Care
  • Community Clubhouses
  • Above Ground Safe Room
  • Walking Trails
  • Outdoor Living Spaces
  • Ponds
  • Water Views
  • Lifestyle activities
  • Onsite Guest House

Senior Living is Good at Grace Pointe

Now Available: 2 Bed/2 Bath on the Water at Grace Pointe Independent Senior Living

This gorgeous two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage home located on the big pond at Grace Pointe is now available. Homes on the big pond are highly coveted and don’t come available often. Luxury features include slate tile, granite countertops, stainless appliances, cathedral ceilings and more. This home will not be available for long. Call LaWanda for more information or to schedule your tour. 405-703-0999.

Amenities

  • Concierge Services
  • 100% Maintenance Free including Lawn Care
  • Community Clubhouses
  • Above Ground Safe Room
  • Walking Trails
  • Outdoor Living Spaces
  • Ponds
  • Water Included
  • Lifestyle activities
  • Onsite Guest House

Would you find the exclusive, private senior living homes at Grace Pointe Living the perfect place to call home? If you want a secure, gated community of 55+ seniors to socialize with and enjoy living your best years ever, then come see what we have for you at Grace Pointe Living in Moore, Oklahoma.


Grace Pointe Living

Oklahoma Active Adult Independent Living

Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available in Oklahoma! Our premier communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living are taking reservations now! Laurel Springs RetirementGrace Pointe Living, and The Chateaux at Mon Abri are open and offering tours of the best homes and senior lifestyle in Oklahoma. You’ll appreciate the attention to quality, lifestyle, and amenities when you make the move to one of our quality active adult living communities! Contact Us Today!

 

3 Steps to Creating New Habits in Retirement Living

3 Steps to Creating New Habits for the Best Retirement Living

Senior Best Retirement Living

Let’s talk about forming new habits after you’ve made the move to Grace Pointe Living. We all have times in our lives where we intentionally want to change our behavior for the better and create new habits for ourselves. Especially in retirement, it’s important to take note of current habits and remove any that are detrimental to our health and happiness. This could be getting in the habit of eating healthier and drinking more water. Or it could be moving more and taking the dog for a daily walk. Or it could be work-related, or spiritual, or… There are so many areas in our lives that could be improved and made easier if we created new habits.

Senior Independent Best Retirement Living Habits for a Happy Life!

Getting into the habit of doing something is often easier said than done. We seem to acquire bad habits without any effort, but getting into a “good” habit can be a little more challenging.

Let’s break it down into a three-step process that makes it easy to follow until we’ve internalized the new behavior and made it a true habit – something we do automatically without having to think about, like brushing our teeth.

Decide What You Want To Do to Create the Best Retirement Living Habits

The first step is to decide what you want that new habit to be. Be as specific as possible. Don’t just tell yourself you want to exercise more. Instead, say something like “I will go for a 30-minute walk every single day”. Deciding what your new habit will be and committing to when and how you’re going to do it, is half the battle.

Remind Yourself To Get It Done When Creating the Best Retirement Habits

The next few days should be smooth sailing. You’re motivated and excited to get this done. Sticking to your new habit isn’t an issue. But a few days in you’ll notice that it’s easy to slip back into old habits.

Maybe it’s raining and you don’t really want to go out and walk. Or maybe your day just gets away from you. This is when it’s important to have a daily reminder. Set an alert on your phone or add the new habit to your daily to-do list for a while.

Make It Part Of Your Routine Until It Becomes A Retirement Habit

Which brings us to the last step. It takes some time before a new behavior becomes a true habit. Until then, a routine will work to your best advantage. Even before the new behavior becomes automatic, a routine will help you get it done without having to spend a lot of willpower or relying on daily reminders. Today’s retirees have access to very effective habit reminder, even on an iPhone using the ‘reminders’ function!

Make that daily walk part of your after-dinner routine, or change from grabbing a snack at the vending machine at work at 10:00 in the morning to packing a healthy snack.

Secure, Gated, and Exclusive Senior Retirement Living in Moore, Oklahoma!

Congratulations! Decide to create the new retirement living habit, practice the routine until it’s second nature and you’ll be well on your way to forming a new good habit that will serve you well in your Senior Independent Living retirement living lifestyle!

Need more good news and tips on making the most of your best retirement living lifestyle?

Contact us at Grace Pointe today!


Grace Pointe Living

Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available in Oklahoma! Our premier communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living are taking reservations now! Laurel Springs RetirementGrace Pointe Living, and The Chateaux at Mon Abri are open and offering tours of the best homes and senior lifestyle in Oklahoma. You’ll appreciate the attention to quality, lifestyle, and amenities when you make the move to one of our quality active adult living communities! Contact Us Today!

 

Senior Independent Living in Moore Oklahoma

What’s to love about Senior Independent Living in Moore Oklahoma?

Grace Pointe Living has set a new standard in making senior independent living for active adults the best it can be! Grace Pointe Living is an Active Adult Senior Independent Living community that features private, quality homes in a secure gated environment.

Grace Pointe Living offers so much social and community opportunities for residents who want to make their 55+ living the top shelf experience of their lives.

What are some of the most viewed and desired resident home floor plans that our online fans find the most attractive for senior independent living in Moore Oklahoma?

Beautiful Two Bedroom Senior Independent Living Home on Water with Pet Space

This home has lots of wow appeal including a gorgeous wooden deck, amazing view of the Grace Pointe Pond and fountain, garage, pet yard, and a large open great room. With all these amenities it surely will not last long! The path to carefree living is just a tour away. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 405-703-0999.

Amenities Included When You Move To Senior Independent Living at Grace Pointe

  • Concierge Services
  • 100% Maintenance Free including Lawn Care
  • Community Clubhouses
  • Above Ground Safe Room
  • Walking Trails
  • Outdoor Living Spaces
  • Ponds
  • Water Included
  • Lifestyle activities
  • Onsite Guest House
  • Rental Terms
  • Available Now
  • Pet Policy
  • Cats allowed
  • Small dogs allowed

Senior Independent Living Moore Oklahoma

New Two Bedroom Model on the Water Available at Grace Pointe Senior Independent Living in Moore Oklahoma

Currently displayed at the Grace Pointe Model Home, this cottage was chosen for its large living spaces and amazing water view of the Grace Pointe Pond. If you like to cook, this kitchen has lots to offer including a large pantry and large dining space. Are you ready to eliminate the burdens of home ownership and focus on things you love? Join Grace Pointe, where lifestyle is the key to our success. Call 405-703-0999 today for more information or to schedule a tour.

Amenities Included When Living At Grace Pointe Living in Moore Oklahoma

  • Concierge Services
  • 100% Maintenance Free including Lawn Care
  • Community Clubhouses
  • Above Ground Saferoom
  • Walking Trails
  • Outdoor Living Spaces
  • Ponds
  • Water Views
  • Lifestyle activities
  • Onsite Guest House
  • Rental Terms
  • Available Now
  • Pet Policy
  • Cats allowed
  • Small dogs allowed

Grace Pointe Living for Seniors

 

Our convenient living gives you time to do the activities you love!
Residents Love Us And Tell Us So!

Before moving to Grace Pointe, I had lived in my home for 54 years. I thought the move to Grace Pointe would be difficult for me to adjust to, but it immediately felt like home. I would encourage everyone to come and join in on the fun.

– Betty H., Grace Pointe Resident

As empty nesters, we no longer wanted the responsibilities of our large, two-story custom home. Grace Pointe offers the same quality and amenities we were used to in our previous home with no maintenance whatsoever.

– Lynda T., Grace Pointe Resident

After dad passed away, mom wanted to be closer to family. When she told us she wanted a “Senior Community” we all thought, no she isn’t ready for that! Then we found Grace Pointe and realized this is just like having your own home with great friendly neighbors and fun amenities. Mom loves the community and we are happy that she is happy.

– Kathryn S., Family Member

Fun and Entertainment at Grace Pointe Living in Moore Oklahoma

Grace Pointe’s 3000 square foot private clubhouse is always available for our residents’ use. Our calendar of activities is designed by our residents! Some of the activities include:

Potlucks
Bridge Club
Games
Gardening Club
Community Dances
Movies in Private Theater
Trips and excursions
Exercise classes
Bible Study Groups
Educational classes
Arts and Crafts
The Possibilities are Endless

Join us for a tour of our amazing 55+ Senior Independent Living Community in Moore Oklahoma TODAY!


Grace Pointe Living
Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available in Oklahoma! Our premier communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living are taking reservations now! Laurel Springs RetirementGrace Pointe Living, and The Chateaux at Mon Abri are open and offering tours of the best homes and senior lifestyle in Oklahoma. You’ll appreciate the attention to quality, lifestyle, and amenities when you make the move to one of our quality active adult living communities! Contact Us Today!

Summer Active Adult Living is Here at Grace Pointe

How to Walk Off Weight and Live Your Best Years Ever of Summer Active Adult Living!

Summer Active Adult Living

Walking is a great way to burn calories and lose weight. But there are a couple of things you can do to increase the number of calories burned and to maximize your workout. Three things affect the number of calories burned during a walk. It’s important to know and pay attention to these if you want to leverage your activities for Summer active adult living success!

1) Speed of Walking

Starting out, you may be able to only walk at a pace of 3 mph giving you a pace of 20-minute miles. However, by working up to a walking speed of 4.5 mph, you end up with 13-minute miles. The difference in the number of calories burned is 20 calories per mile. On a one hour walk, that is an additional 92 calories burned.

2) Distance You Have Walked

It stands to reason that if you are walking faster for the same amount of time, that you will cover more distance. However, if you are just starting out, work on distance before speed. The advantage of increasing your distance first is that you build endurance, i.e. you are able to sustain walking at the same pace over a longer period of time. Once you have built endurance, you can work on increasing your speed.

3) Weight of Walker

A 120-pound person burns about 65 calories per mile walking at 3 mph on a flat surface. As a comparison, a 180-pound person walking the same distance and at the same pace burns about 95 calories. Numerically speaking, the above facts would lead you to believe that as you lose weight, you would most likely have to increase your energy expenditure to keep burning the same number of calories. However, what can happen is that as you become fit, your basal metabolic rate increases meaning you naturally burn more calories than you did before.

Ready to make the move to the best in Oklahoma Active Adult Living?

Grace Pointe’s 3000 square foot private clubhouse is always available for our residents’ use. Our calendar of activities is designed by our residents! Some of the activities include:

  • Potlucks
  • Bridge Club
  • Games
  • Gardening Club
  • Community Dances
  • Movies in Private Theater
  • Trips and excursions
  • Exercise classes
  • Bible Study Groups
  • Educational classes
  • Arts and Crafts
  • The Possibilities are Endless

Our community is designed to inspire you to be active and enjoy your surroundings! Take a stroll on the walking trail enjoying the beauty of ponds and waterfalls along the way. Invite grandchildren over to go fishing in the duck pond, or just have a relaxing picnic by the water. If you prefer a more stringent exercise routine, take advantage of our quality fitness room.

I love living at Grace Pointe Living! Now I know what true Independent Senior Living should be!

Grace Pointe is designed so that you can live in your a private home without the stress and burden of home ownership. We collaborate with community services and businesses to offer a menu of services for you to choose from when and as you need them. We do the heavy lifting, so you can live stress-free at Grace Pointe.

Active, Friendly and Independent Residents Love Summer Active Adult Living


Grace Pointe Living

Oklahoma Active Adult Independent Living

Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available in Oklahoma! Our premier communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living are taking reservations now! Laurel Springs RetirementGrace Pointe Living, and The Chateaux at Mon Abri are open and offering tours of the best homes and senior lifestyle in Oklahoma. You’ll appreciate the attention to quality, lifestyle, and amenities when you make the move to one of our quality active adult living communities! Contact Us Today!

How to Choose the Best Walking Shoes for Oklahoma Retirement Health and Fitness

 Oklahoma Retirement Living Tips and Advice

Oklahoma retirement living is more than just relaxing and sitting on the front porch remembering the ‘good old days’. It’s realizing that you were smart to make the move to a quality Oklahoma retirement 55+ community like Grace Pointe Living and you need to focus on your health and wellness to live a viable, enjoyable life at Grace Pointe.
What would you think would be a great activity that is easy on your joints, brightens your spirits and something you can enjoy doing alone or with a group? How about a Senior Walking Fitness program?
At Grace Pointe Living, we are blessed with numerous opportunities to maximize your health and fitness. We have indoor and outdoor opportunities for fitness and fun! We bring the living back to Oklahoma retirement lifestyles!

Thinking of starting a low impact walking fitness program? Make sure to get good shoes for it!

Because your feet are unique to you, selecting a pair of walking shoes has to be based on what fits your feet the best and not based on looks, reviews or price. The most expensive shoe might not be your best choice.

If you are unsure of what to look for in a good pair of walking shoes, seek advice from a knowledgeable shoe representative in a sports store. They tend to have more experience fitting athletes with proper footwear.

Walking Shoe Features for a Good Fit and Fitness Success

When selecting shoes, look for a pair that gives you the right amount of support, flexibility and cushioning.

Walking Shoe Support:

A shoe right for your foot should fit your foot snugly, but not so tight that it compresses your foot. If your shoe fits too loosely, it can cause blisters and even damage your toenails, if they jam against the front of the shoe. Remember your feet swell during exercising, so you may need a size bigger than what you wear in other shoes.

Walking Shoe Flexibility:

Walking shoes that fit right should bend where your foot naturally bends. If the sole is too stiff, you can end up with foot pain.

Walking Shoe Cushioning:

Even though walking is a low impact sport, you want to cushion your foot safely in the sole. It cushions your heel when it strikes the ground and improves the fit of the shoe.

Oklahoma Retirement Living Fitness Tips and Resources

Always try on shoes before buying. If you plan on buying shoes online, go to a shoe store first and try on the same pair you plan on buying to ensure a good fit.

“Everyone has the ability to increase resilience to stress. It requires hard work and dedication, but over time, you can equip yourself to handle whatever life throws your way without adverse effects on your health. Training your brain to manage stress won’t just affect the quality of your life, but perhaps even the length of it.” –  Amy Morin
Don’t just resign yourself to taking it easy in that rocking chair! Today’s active adult Living Seniors want to ensure optimum health and fitness so that they can be there for their friends and family for many vibrant living years. It’s your personal choice to take action on efforts to improve and maintain your health.
Fortunately, living in quality Oklahoma retirement 55+ community like Grace Pointe Living makes that easier than you might think.

Contact our staff and make sure you are aware of or all the activities and opportunities we offer for social and physical health and improvement. It’s your life at Grace Pointe Living so make the most of it!


Grace Pointe Living

Oklahoma Active Adult Independent Living

Experience the warmth, elegance, and opportunities that await you at Grace Pointe Living, a luxurious Independent Living and Active Adult 55+ Living retirement community located in the heart of Moore Oklahoma. 

Oklahoma City area retirement communities come in many varieties, but independent senior living like Grace Pointe Living is a welcome exception to standard traditional senior apartment style living. Oklahoman’s want quality and innovative senior independent living. Grace Pointe will surpass your expectations!

Looking for senior independent living in the Oklahoma City area? Look into what we offer for active adults at Grace Pointe Living in Moore, Oklahoma!

Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available in Oklahoma! Our premier communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living are taking reservations now! Laurel Springs RetirementGrace Pointe Living, and The Chateaux at Mon Abri are open and offering tours of the best homes and senior lifestyle in Oklahoma. You’ll appreciate the attention to quality, lifestyle, and amenities when you make the move to one of our quality active adult living communities! Contact Us Today!

 

Walking Mistakes to Avoid | Oklahoma Senior Living

Walking Mistakes to Avoid | Oklahoma Senior Living

Oklahoma Senior Living

Oklahoma Senior Living is a good life when you retire. You’ve made financial and lifestyle plans to allow you to enjoy the benefits of retirement, making the move to a quality active adult living community like Grace Pointe Living, and now it’s important to make your Golden Years of Oklahoma Senior Living last!

While you may have thought as running as being your best choice for burning calories and maintaining muscle tone, a well-structured walking program can help you achieve great health benefits without the stress and wear on your bones and joints.

Oklahoma Retirement 55+ Communities – Grace Pointe Living

In this Grace Pointe Living post, we’d like to explore the benefits for Oklahoma Senior Living when you commit to engaging in a healthy walking exercise program.

So what’s so great about walking? Isn’t walking considered to low energy and not that effective to get your heart rate up and your body moving to optimum health? NO WAY!

 

Walking is a great way to get exercise, lose weight and get fit, but if not done properly, it can be counterproductive. These four mistakes are the ones most often made by inexperienced walkers when starting a new walking fitness plan:

 

  • Stride
  • Shoes
  • Posture
  • Frequency

 

1) Stride

It seems that if you want to walk faster, you could do so by taking longer strides – increasing the distance walked between one foot and the other. Wrong! Increasing your stride tends to result in an ungainly (and unnatural) walk that can end up hurting your feet and shins. If you want to walk faster, take shorter strides, but more of them during the same amount of time.

2) Shoes

Not all shoes coined as “walking shoes” are good for your feet. If they happen to be too stiff, too heavy or too small, they may actually do more harm to your feet than good. When purchasing a new pair of walking shoes, consult with an athletic store expert. They can size you for a shoe that will be not only comfortable to walk in, but will give you the support, but also the flexibility, your feet need when walking.

Shoes wear out. While your favorite pair of walking shoes may seem like they are not worn out yet, they in fact may have lost their cushioning ability. If you walk 30 minutes per day three or four times per week, plan on buying new shoes every six months. Your feet will thank you for it!

3) Posture

Using proper posture is important when walking. Many people tend to walk with their head tilted forward and their eyes looking down. This creates an imbalance of weight and can lead to neck, back and shoulder problems. Instead, walk with your head aligned over your neck with your eyes looking forward about 10 to 20 feet in front of you. Strive to keep your head, neck, spine all in a line with each other.

4) Frequency

You can walk too much. If you find yourself losing your enthusiasm to pound the pavement, feel tired all day and always have aches and pains, all could be signals your body is sending you to walk less frequently. The most you should be walking is six days per week. Your body needs at least one day to build muscle, repair tore muscle fibers and to put energy back into your muscles.

A better plan yet is to walk four days per week, do some upper body strength training two days and rest the seventh day. Your two days of strength training should alternate with your walk days, meaning you should not strength train two days in a row, but have a walk day or two between them. Doing it this way balances your upper body muscle groups with the lower body and it gives the muscles you use for walking a little extra time off.

Contact us for information on our Senior Living health plans and activities!

Don’t let these mistakes derail your walking fitness program. Take heed, walk smart and have fun! It’s important to engage in a low stress, but health enhancing fun and you’ll find plenty of that at Grace Pointe Living in Moore, Oklahoma!

What are your big concerns when you approach retirement? Are you looking for a quality 55+ gated and secure community? Would you like the community to focus on your emotional and physical health and well-being? Do you like the idea of having a full-time community director who ensures that each month you are able to experience fun and new friends and a supportive and safe environment?

Those are just a few of the reasons that so many have decided to make their new retirement and active adult living home with us here at Grace Pointe Living! Let’s connect and explore the opportunities that will be available to you as a new resident here in our gated, secure and modern open concept active adult living community of friends and expert staff!

It’s a great life at Grace Pointe Living for Oklahoma Senior Independent Living!


Grace Pointe Living

Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available in Oklahoma! Our premier communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living are taking reservations now! Laurel Springs Retirement, Grace Pointe Living, and The Chateaux at Mon Abri are open and offering tours of the best homes and senior lifestyle in Oklahoma. You’ll appreciate the attention to quality, lifestyle, and amenities when you make the move to one of our quality active adult living communities! Contact Us Today!

 

Senior Living is Good Living at Grace Pointe

Independent Senior Living is Good Living at Grace Pointe

Ready to take advantage of the best in senior 55+ active adult living? In Oklahoma, the word is out that Grace Pointe Living is the top choice in senior independent living for active adult 55+ seniors!
When you consider the amenities and advantages of living here with us at Grace Pointe Living, you’ll see how amazing the choice can be for you!

Quality Senior Living Means Quality Lifestyle Choices

If you make the move to Grace Pointe, you’ll want to take advantage of the numerous social and physical exercise opportunities we provide to active adult senior living in Oklahoma.
Your personal choices should be good nutrition and taking advantage of physical exercise facilities, walking trails and fun, social connection enhancing programs and events we plan for you.

Optimum Senior Living Health Tips

Here are a few tips we’ve picked up on how to ensure that your physical health is a positive influence on happiness and a good mood.

Eat More Nutritious Whole Foods

Keep your focus on lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and non-processed foods. It’s pretty common sense that a bowl of salad with lots of leafy greens is better for you than a baloney sandwich on processed white bread, so focus on whole food nutrition. Always enjoy what’s in front of you at our many potlucks, happy hours and parties, but just remember to make up for that during the rest of the week…you want to still have fun and not overly restrict yourself.

Walking and Running with Grace Pointe Friends

At Grace Pointe Living, we have many walking trails and great topography to enjoy a stroll around the community. Get outside and enjoy our trails, water features, your neighbors and even drop by the clubhouse to say hello to our friendly staff! Keep yourself moving and even invest in a Fitbit or use your smartphone app to track and motivate you to continue your progress with walking and physical activity.

Fellowship and Friends

We all know that loneliness is no fun. Did you know that it is also a dangerous threat to your physical health? Don’t let separation from friends and family cause a decline in our mental and emotional well-being. Get involved with our Grace Pointe Living community activities! We have a full social calendar and social activity staff that can keep you involved with our community, new friends and enhances your feelings of belonging. It’s important to get out and about and enjoy the community here that you have chosen to make you like your new home!

Are you ready to live your best Senior Living years at Grace Pointe Living?

“Old age may have its limitations and challenges, but in spite of them, our later years can be some of the most rewarding and fulfilling of our lives.” –  Billy Graham
What are some of your favorite activities at Oklahoma’s top choice for Independent Senior Living, Grace Pointe Living? Have you made sure to contact our staff and get a newsletter on all the fun we organize for you each month? Let’s connect at the clubhouse and make sure you have a full social calendar for fun and fellowship, get you scheduled for workouts at our fitness facility and find new friends for you to share the best years of your life!
Grace Pointe is designed so that you can live in your a private home without the stress and burden of home ownership.
With over 78 million Baby Boomers searching for their next home and seeking an expanded lifestyle with bigger, better and more options. At Grace Pointe, there is no “one size fits all” philosophy. Every floor plan is different and offers options to tailor your new home to your taste! We also offer a menu of services for you to choose from when and as you need them, maintain the home and the yard, provide a gated and secure community, and offer social programs and activities.

Explore your new home and contact us today!

 


Grace Pointe Living

Oklahoma Active Adult Independent Living

Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available in Oklahoma! Our premier communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living are taking reservations now! Laurel Springs RetirementGrace Pointe Living, and The Chateaux at Mon Abri are open and offering tours of the best homes and senior lifestyle in Oklahoma. You’ll appreciate the attention to quality, lifestyle, and amenities when you make the move to one of our quality active adult living communities! Contact Us Today!

 

 

3 BENEFITS OF SENIOR LIVING AT GRACE POINTE LIVING !

3 BENEFITS OF SENIOR LIVING AT GRACE POINTE LIVING!

An Active Adult Retirement Neighborhood for 55+ Senior Independent Living

Live in a quality new construction retirement home at Grace Pointe Living!

1. Energy Efficiency Homes at Grace Pointe Living

It’s a fact that energy efficient features lower your monthly utility bills. When you make the move to Grace Pointe Living in Moore Oklahoma, you’ll experience living in quality, new construction Ron Walters homes. You won’t be in a tiny, cramped apartment complex environment. Grace Pointe Living incorporates the best and latest construction technology and design to make your life at Grace Pointe your best years ever.

2. Fewer Headaches at Grace Pointe Living

Why live in a home that needs new paint, carpet, cabinets, appliances, and flooring? In a newly-constructed Ron Walters home everything is new. Everything is clean. No nasty grease smells, pet odors, scuffed up baseboards or well-worn floors. It’s the ultimate in maintenance-free active adult living! Your peace of mind is priceless  and you don’t have to stress or worry about your home here at Grace Pointe Living

3. The Opportunity to Enjoy Modern Design and Open Floor Plans

Not only will you appreciate the quality of construction and design, but you will quickly realize other benefits.

  • Location – Easy access from I-35 in Moore, Oklahoma. One of America’s highest rated places to live.
  • Grounds and Trails – Lovely walking trails, water features, and an amazing clubhouse facility!
  • Design features – from wall color to flooring to deluxe cabinetry, a lot of personalized decisions were made by Ron Walters when he built this active adult living community. You’ll love the look and feel of your new home!

Looking for the best neighborhood for active adult aged 55?
We are Oklahoma best retirement neighborhood for active adults!

Contact us today for tours and lifestyle information on making Independent 55+ Senior Living your new active adult living home here in Moore, Oklahoma!

After you’ve moved to Grace Pointe Living Independent Senior Living, let’s improve your health!

Grace Pointe Living in Moore Oklahoma believes that living a good life means taking care of yourself, your physical and emotional health. It’s a well-known fact that physical activity and diet can help improve your mindset and your ability to enjoy your life, your friends and improve your relationships.

Senior Living Health means eating better and being more active!

Here are a few tips we’ve picked up on how to ensure that your physical health is a positive influence on happiness and a good mood.

For Better Senior Living Health, Eat More Nutritious Whole Foods.
Keep your focus on lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and non-processed foods. It’s pretty common sense that a bowl of salad with lots of leafy greens is better for you than a baloney sandwich on processed white bread, so focus on whole food nutrition. Always enjoy what’s in front of you at our many potlucks, happy hours and parties, but just remember to make up for that during the rest of the week…you want to still have fun and not overly restrict yourself.

Walking and Running for Senior Health.
At Grace Pointe Living, we have many walking trails and great topography to enjoy a stroll around the community. Get outside and enjoy our trails, water features, your neighbors and even drop by the clubhouse to say hello to our friendly staff! Keep yourself moving and even invest in a Fitbit or use your smartphone app to track and motivate you to continue your progress with walking and physical activity.

Fellowship and Friends make for a Happy Senior Lifestyle at Grace Pointe Living.
We all know that loneliness is no fun. Did you know that it is also a dangerous threat to your physical health? Don’t let separation from friends and family cause a decline in our mental and emotional well-being. Get involved with our community activities! At Grace Pointe Living, we have a full social calendar and social activity staff that can keep you involved with our community, new friends and enhances your feelings of belonging. It’s important to get out and about and enjoy the community here that you have chosen to make you like your new home!

Senior Independent Living at Grace Pointe Living

What are some of your favorite activities at Grace Pointe Living in Moore Oklahoma? Have you made sure to contact our staff and get a newsletter on all the fun we organize for you each month here at Grace Pointe? Let’s connect at the clubhouse and make sure you have a full social calendar for fun and fellowship, get you scheduled for workouts at our fitness facility and find new friends for you to share the best years of your life!


Grace Pointe Living

Looking for Senior Independent Living?
Come explore our gated retirement community for active adults age 55+ in Oklahoma

Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available in Oklahoma! Our premier communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living are taking reservations now! Laurel Springs RetirementGrace Pointe Living, and The Chateaux at Mon Abri are open and offering tours of the best homes and senior lifestyle in Oklahoma. You’ll appreciate the attention to quality, lifestyle, and amenities when you make the move to one of our quality active adult living communities! Contact Us Today!

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