Boost your social life through physical activity

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal
Description / Summary

More and more people are living alone, feeling lonely or suffering from being isolated. According to Statistics Canada, 1 in 5 older adults are lonely, feel they lack company, feel abandoned or isolated. Such feelings have been exacerbated since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic given the physical distancing measures, stay at home orders, or curfews.

However, the vaccination campaigns are well underway and the number of infections is declining across the country, which seem to offer a glimmer of hope for resuming an active social life soon.

Dancing, aerobic, weight training, Nordic walking, aqua-fitness classes…

We all know the benefits of physical activity for improving our cardiorespiratory capacities or increasing our muscle mass. But did you know that physical activity could also have beneficial effects on your social health?