All Press Releases for April 23, 2014

St. Barnabas Health System Discusses Benefits of Staying Active While in Retirement Living

The retirement living specialists at St. Barnabas Health System, discuss the importance of being active in your retirement community. Regular exercise is essential for elderly health.

    PITTSBURGH, PA, April 23, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- St. Barnabas Health System notes the importance of staying in good health when living at a retirement facility or in assisted living. Being an active member of the community will ensure your body remains in optimal shape and is also an excellent way to spend time with fellow neighbors.

Daily exercise is key to fending off a vast range of health conditions, particularly ones that affect elderly individuals more severely, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. A daily brisk walk around the grounds puts you at a tremendous advantage health-wise over people who choose to remain inactive for the better part of their stay.

Get Involved and Get Healthy
Exercise does not need to be a burden. With many retirement centers offering their residents loads of activities, you should have no problem finding one you enjoy. The best way to get in shape is to do something fun! Play bocce, join a walking group or swim a few laps every morning. All of these activities are guaranteed to help you maintain peak health and make the time spent at the assisted living facility all the more memorable.

Residents that interact often with others and join in on group activities are more likely to be comfortable and happy with their stay.

According to Robin Taylor, Director of Public Relations for St. Barnabas Health System, "The need to develop a sense of belonging is very important for one's physical and mental well-being, which is why we encourage every resident to take full advantage of what the center has to offer."

St. Barnabas Health System is a well-known retirement center. Learn more about their services by visiting

About St. Barnabas Health System:

Founded in 1901, St. Barnabas Health System is the largest health care concern of its kind in Pennsylvania. Our four campuses in the Pittsburgh area offer a variety of residential options, ensuring the perfect fit for every senior. We provide independent retirement and assisted living, and nursing, hospice and memory care, as well as medical attention from our own medical center.

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