Welcome back to the Clinical Corner, everyone!

In November, we delved into the crucial topic of fall prevention and its widespread impact. This month, let’s shift our focus to the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle during the winter season.

With New Years celebrations, we’re presented with a wonderful opportunity to connect or reconnect with our family and friends. However, for many of us in colder states, this season also brings about chilly weather, tempting us to become less active and seek refuge indoors. While the allure of coziness is undeniable, it’s essential to prioritize staying active for the sake of our mental and physical well-being.

Here are some enjoyable suggestions and approaches that you and your family can explore:

  • Twister Game: A delightful and engaging activity for the whole family, Twister not only brings joy but also ensures everyone gets a good stretch or two.
  • Dancing: Fun for all ages, dancing serves as both an entertaining pastime and an excellent form of exercise.
  • Brain-Teasing Games: Consider breaking out challenging games that not only entertain but also keep your brain active. Many options can be found on Amazon, offering hours of mental exercise beneficial for your brain health.
  • Wall Pilates: Keep your muscles engaged and enhance your strength levels with wall Pilates. The beauty of this approach lies in its accessibility—no gym required. Online tutorials can guide you through the process.

I hope these ideas spark further creativity for you. Remember to establish a routine to ensure consistency in maintaining your active lifestyle. Engaging indoor activities will not only be enjoyable for the entire family but will also help ward off the winter blues. Wishing you a fantastic holiday season, and I look forward to hearing about or seeing pictures of your winter activities!

See you in 2024!


Rhonda Dempsey

Chief Nursing Officer