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Active Adult Living at Laurel Springs Mustang

Laurel Springs Mustang

Laurel Springs Mustang is ready to accommodate Seniors in Mustang Oklahoma who desire the best in a gated, secure Independent Living community! Living a good life is here and available NOW at Laurel Springs Mustang!

Senior Active Adult Living in Mustang Oklahoma

We offer so many amenities and great floor plans for residents of Laurel Springs Mustang Retirement in Mustang, OK
You’ll be impressed with the floor plans and design upgrades in our Laurel Springs Mustang Senior 55+ Living homes!

Current Available Senior Independent Living Homes in Mustang Oklahoma!

Laurel Springs Under Construction: 1 Bed/ 1 Bath Cottage

While this is one of the smaller floor plans in the Laurel Springs neighborhood, don’t let the term “small” mislead you. With over 800 square feet, this home has a lot to offer and is really quite spacious. Open living, dining and kitchen concept also includes plenty of storage for those downsizing from a larger home. Downsize your home and upsize your lifestyle, join the Laurel Spring Community where lifestyle is the key to our success. Call 405-265-3301 today for more information.

Amenities at Laurel Springs Mustang

  • Concierge Services
  • 100% Maintenance Free including Lawn Care
  • Community Clubhouse
  • Aerobic Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Above Ground Safe Room
  • Walking Trails
  • Outdoor Living Spaces
  • Ponds & Waterview Cottages
  • Lifestyle Activities

Laurel Springs Mustang New Construction – 1 Bed / 1 Bath with Car Port

Coming Soon to the Laurel Springs neighborhood, this one-bedroom home is a catch! Open living floor plan with a spacious bathroom. Are you ready to join the Laurel Springs 55+ neighborhood, where lifestyle is the key to our success? This home is an ideal choice! Call 405-265-3301 today for more information or to schedule a tour.

Amenities at Laurel Springs Mustang

  • 55+ Community
  • Carport
  • Concierge Services
  • 100% Maintenance Free including Lawn Care
  • Community Clubhouse
  • Above Ground Safe Room
  • Walking Trails
  • Outdoor Living Spaces
  • Ponds
  • Water Views
  • Lifestyle activities
  • Aerobic Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Pre-wired alarm systems

Senior Independent Living Community in Mustang Oklahoma

  • Senior Lifestyle and Social Programs 
    Enjoy time with your peers during community events, travel programs, educational opportunities, the arts and more.
  • Senior Courtesy Concierge 
    Weekly Resident Activities and Events Abound at Laurel Springs Retirement! Our courtesy concierge enhances the carefree lifestyle of Laurel Springs.
  • Free Maintenance for our Senior 55+ Residents
    Fee-Free Lawn Care! Exterior Home Maintenance is taken care of for you. Interior maintenance includes filters, light bulbs, provided appliances and more.
  • Senior Living Community Clubhouse 
    Enjoy Fun and Fellowship with your neighbors at Laurel Springs Retirement. Great facility for activities, events, exclusive Happy Hours, a meeting place to enjoy your new life at Laurel Springs!
  • Aerobic Pool for 55+ Active Adults
    Loosen those muscles! Enjoy the Hot Tub after a Water Aerobics Class, swimming laps, or just splashing around. Our residents also enjoy lounging outside of the pool in the large serene patio.
  • On-Site Senior Massage Therapist
    You’ll Love Our On-Site Massage Services! We Pride Ourselves in Providing Great Services and Healthy Activities at Laurel Springs Retirement.

Laurel Springs Retirement Living in Mustang Oklahoma

Laurel Springs is a 50+ active adult community designed with baby boomers in mind. Standard “senior housing” often looks like an apartment building where tenants pay for services that they may or may not need. We believe that a neighborhood environment which eliminates the burden of home and yard maintenance but offers services and amenities keeps our residents healthy and active!

The luxury homes at Laurel Springs are situated in duplex, triplex, and quad-plex variations. Each home offers luxury features including, slate tile, hardwood floors, stainless appliances and more. Maintenance-free living isn’t just the yard, we do everything from fixing your ice maker to changing your light bulbs.

Come join us in experiencing the best in Senior Independent Active Adult Living in Mustang Oklahoma!


Laurel Springs Retirement
Oklahoma Active Adult Living

Exceptional Active Adult Senior Independent Living is now available at Laurel Springs Retirement in Mustang, Oklahoma! Our premier active adult communities feature the best amenities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living and Oklahoma retirement 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 Healthy Habits for Life – Laurel Springs

How Long Does It Really Take To Create A New Senior Health Habit?

They say it takes 21 days to create a new senior health habit. That’s kind of a weird idea though, isn’t it? It doesn’t take that long to form a bad habit. And sometimes no matter how hard we try it takes us a lot longer to form a new habit. At Laurel Springs, living long and happy means to cultivate the right senior health habits to ensure the best in ‘Golden Years’ living!

Develop Senior Healthy Habits for Life and Enjoy the Benefits!

So how long does it really take to create a new habit? The answer is that it depends. It depends on your mindset and it depends on how big of a change it is from what you are doing now. If it is your habit to eat a bowl of ice cream at night and you switch from regular ice cream to a low sugar frozen yogurt version, it’s probably not going to take you very long to make that new habit. Giving up ice cream altogether though or cutting out all sugar, on the other hand, might take a lot longer.

When we ask that question, what we really want to know is how long do we have to tough it out before it gets easier. Is there a light at the end of the tunnel where we don’t have to try so hard anymore? In other words, when will this new behavior become automatic? Will the effort to develop strong senior healthy habits for life really pay off?

While it will be different from one person to the next and even from one senior health habit to the next, there are a few things to keep in mind.

It’s easier to make new senior health habits than getting rid of an old one. Be prepared to work a lot harder to give up checking your email every 2 minutes or snacking late at night. Whenever possible, try to replace an old habit with a new one. For example, if you’re wanting to give up coffee, brew a cup of herbal tea in the morning and throughout the day when you would usually reach for your cup of Joe.

Senior Healthy Habits for Life will form faster if you stick to the same time and environment each day. Instead of going for a walk whenever, keep your sneakers next to the door and schedule your walk every day at 6 pm, right after dinner for example.

A constant reminder of why you’re trying to change your behavior is also helpful. Remind yourself every day that you’re exercising so your body stays strong and you can go play with the kids or grandkids in the yard. Or put up a picture to remind you that you’re making frugal habits so you can one day purchase your dream home. Keep your reason why you’re changing front and center and then be prepared to stick it out. Yes, it will take some time to make new habits and replace old ones. But it will be well worth it in the end.

Senior Healthy Habits for Life

Consider these 10 tips for keeping up with your senior health needs:

1. Eat healthily and focus on nutrition.

The digestive system slows down with age, so high-fiber fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are as important as ever. Because seniors are prone to dehydration, they should drink plenty of water to stay energized and sharp.

2. Focus on prevention.

Preventative care visits, including health screenings for cholesterol levels, colon cancer, heart problems and more, qualify for Medicare coverage. Seniors also need to get vaccinations that can help prevent influenza and pneumonia.

3. Get information on medication management.

Ask about and review the senior’s medications with their physician on a regular basis. Consider possible drug interactions and take note of any new symptoms (allergic reactions, drowsiness, loss of appetite and others) the senior shows after changing or starting medications.

Senior Healthy Habits for Life – Laurel Springs Retirement Tips and Resources for Retirement

4. Get some sleep.

Frequent waking and insomnia in the night are common among seniors. Turn the lights down in the evening to spur drowsiness and make sure the senior’s bedroom is comfortable, cool and quiet.

5. Remember mental health.

The Geriatric Mental Health Foundation recommends that seniors do crossword puzzles, read and write and try new hobbies to stimulate their minds and engage with the world around them. Activities like these can ward off a decline in mental health.

6. Screen for vision changes.

Seniors who wear glasses should have their prescription checked every year for changes and have their eyes screened for health issues. Having the right pair of glasses can reduce a senior’s chance of falling.

7. Socialize with other seniors.

Time spent with family and grandchildren helps seniors feel connected, especially if they have mobility issues. Those visits can also make seniors feel more upbeat, which is the best medicine at any age.

8. Stay physically active.

Exercise not only alleviates depression but improves energy and memory. An exercise program approved by a physician, long walks or short strolls can keep seniors healthier longer. Exercise for senior health is imperative!

With their health under control, seniors can do more and stay active, which is important to their overall well-being. Happy, healthy seniors can still present a lot of care challenges, but they can also contribute more to their health, which can give caregivers a little less to worry about.

9. Take advantage of free physicals.

During the first 12 months on Medicare, seniors are offered free physicals. After that first year, they receive free annual wellness visits.

10. Visit the dentist every six months.

Our risk for cavities goes up with age. Plus, many mouth infections can be linked to serious health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. So seniors should see the dentist regularly.

Senior Healthy Habits for Life – It’s Your Choice to Make the Most of Life!


Laurel Springs Retirement
Senior Healthy Habits for Life Advice

Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available at Laurel Springs Retirement in Mustang, Oklahoma! Our premier active adult communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living and Oklahoma retirement 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!

Why You Should Choose 50+ Senior Living in Mustang Oklahoma

Why make the move to 50+ Senior Living for Active Adults at Laurel Springs Retirement in Mustang Oklahoma?

Luxury Active Adult 50+ Community Laurel Springs in Mustang Oklahoma

Laurel Springs is a 50+ senior living active adult community designed with baby boomers in mind. Standard “senior housing” often looks like an apartment building where tenants pay for services that they may or may not need. We believe that a neighborhood environment which eliminates the burden of home and yard maintenance but offers services and amenities keeps our residents healthy and active!

50+ Active Adults Oklahoma

The luxury homes at Laurel Springs are situated in duplex, triplex, and quad-plex variations. Each home offers luxury features including, slate tile, hardwood floors, stainless appliances and more. Maintenance free living isn’t just the yard, we do everything from fixing your ice maker to changing your light bulbs.

Additional amenities include complimentary internet and cable, concierge services, onsite massage facilities, to the door food delivery, to the door dry-cleaning, social activities, clubhouse, and a lot more. Laurel Springs residents love LIVING life instead of spending needless time MANAGING life. Staff is available Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, with weekend tours available by appointment. Contact us today for more information.

What are some of the most popular floor plans at Laurel Springs?

Large Two Bedroom, Two Full Bath Home for Seniors 50+ at Laurel Springs:
This cottage home is nearly 1200 square feet and offers lots of amenities. Warm up in this cozy living room to the gas fireplace, or enjoy a cup of coffee in the bay window dining. This home is frequently referred to as the double master because each bedroom of approximately the same size has access to its own bathroom. Join friends and neighbors in the clubhouse conveniently located near this cottage. Are you ready to join the Laurel Springs community where lifestyle is the key to our success? Call 405-265-3301 for more information or to schedule a tour.

Amenities Included at Laurel Springs Active Adult Living:

  • Concierge Services
  • 100% Maintenance Free including Lawn Care
  • Community Clubhouse
  • Above Ground Safe Room
  • Walking Trails
  • Outdoor Living Spaces
  • Ponds
  • Water Views
  • Lifestyle Activities
  • Aerobic Pool
  • Hot tub

Amenities at Laurel Springs Retirement for Senior 50+ Residents:

  • Gated entrance limits unwanted traffic
  • Travel worry-free, knowing your gated home is observed by caring neighbors and staff
  • Individual Burglar Alarms
  • Reinforced tornado safe room provides above ground protection in all weather situations
  • Covered Car Port for each resident
  • Extensive Exterior Lighting

Design Favorite Two Bedroom/Two Bathroom Luxury Senior Home at Laurel Springs:

This two bedrooms two bathroom home has been a design favorite in all three of our 55+ Neighborhoods. Featuring two bedrooms that could both accommodate a master bedroom set up, the home additionally offers a spacious living room and bay window dining room. Join Laurel Springs, where lifestyle is the key to our success. Your carefree home is just a tour away, call 405-265-3301.

Amenities Living at Laurel Springs Retirement:

  • Concierge Services
  • 100% Maintenance Free including Lawn Care
  • Community Clubhouse
  • Above Ground Safe Room
  • Walking Trails
  • Outdoor Living Spaces
  • Ponds
  • Water Views
  • Lifestyle Activities
  • Aerobic Pool
  • Hot tub

You have Questions. We have Answers.

Can I live together with my partner?
Laurel Springs can accommodate single residents and couples. You can enjoy your Golden Years together!

Do you allow pets?
Laurel Springs is a pet-friendly neighborhood. Dogs and cats 30 lbs and under are allowed in the home. Some residents also opt to have a fence added around their patio which we install for you!

What facilities do your private homes have?
Our Units Exemplify Luxury Building Standards! Every unit has granite, wood floors, stone, gas stove/oven, stainless steel appliances, and new washer and dryer.

Where Are You Located?
Laurel Springs is conveniently located south of SW 59th and Mustang Rd on Plantation Terrace. Neighboring the post office, Mustang Town Center and Peach Tree Condominiums.

It’s time to make the move to Mustang Oklahoma’s finest Active Adult Senior Independent Living Community! Contact us for tours and more information TODAY!


Laurel Springs Retirement Senior Independent Living in Mustang Oklahoma

Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available at Laurel Springs Retirement in Mustang, Oklahoma! Our premier active adult communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living and Oklahoma retirement 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 Living – Inspire Others To Pay It Forward

Senior Living – Time to Inspire Others To Pay It Forward

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Kindness is contagious?” Most sayings like this come to become widely known because they’re based in truth. Research has found scientific evidence for the fact that kindness can inspire others and can spread in various ways. You’ve surely experienced or witnessed instances in which someone has paid it forward or a movement has spread based on one person’s good deed. In today’s post, we’d like to explore this concept further and show you just how far-reaching the concept of helping to inspire others can be.

Both Giver and Receiver Benefit to Make Life Good

Everyone benefits from random acts of kindness. The giver feels good and gets that “helper’s high” from going out of their way to brighten someone else’s day. The recipient enjoys the surprise of an unsolicited positive outreach. We all appreciate when someone is nice to us. These good feelings tend to create a cycle because those involved want to continue feeling good. The giver gets a rush from helping someone and will often be motivated to keep giving in various ways. The recipient wants to share the rewards they’ve just gained. They may feel an obligation to “pay it forward”, but they know they will experience a reward, as well. It’s a primary first step when you want to inspire others with kindness.

Thinking of others is a good start to frame your mind for paying forward some kindness

“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” – Saint Basil

Observers Experience Benefits, Too

Even if you’re not directly part of an act of kindness, you can benefit. A phenomenon known as “moral elevation” exists that ensures good deeds will spread. It works by creating positive feelings when certain events are triggered within the peripheral and central nervous systems. These neurophysical connections are made when someone witnesses or hears about an act of kindness or feel-good story. The high or euphoric feeling you then get motivates you to want to do something good, as well, perpetuating the pay-it-forward cycle.

Evidence in Social Learning Theory

Social learning theory is the study of the ways in which groups interact. Its core principles are based on the fact that people will behave in similar ways to which they see those in their peer group or how their families behave. It’s sort of the “monkey see, monkey do” or “birds of a feather” philosophy. Therefore, when children grow up in a family in which kindness and compassion are the norm, they are more likely to display those traits also.

Just as when teachers demonstrate and emphasize to their students a core philosophy of doing good, this standard will be the precedent among the class. Kindness is essentially contagious when groups continually perform such behavior.

Inspire Others
You can make a difference in your small corner of the world by simply performing random acts of kindness. Science and centuries of anecdotal evidence back this up. Be the change you wish to see and encourage the people around you to do good deeds. You’ll begin to see an impact.

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” – Og Mandino

What benefits have you ever noticed by expressing unconditional kindness to others? Have you noticed that you feel lighter and more open to life? If you haven’t expressed kindness, do you feel regret from not showing kindness to your world? Would now be a good time to start bringing more kindness into your world?


Laurel Springs Retirement
Oklahoma Active Adult Living

Exceptional Active Adult Senior Independent Living is now available at Laurel Springs Retirement in Mustang, Oklahoma! Our premier active adult communities feature the best amenities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living and Oklahoma retirement 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!

Laurel Springs Senior Living Tips | Walking for Health

Enjoy The Best in Senior Living at Laurel Springs Retirement

You’ve made the decision to take advantage of the best in active adult senior living at our Laurel Springs 55+ gated community! Now you’ve got to ensure that you maintain the best emotional and physical health to enjoy your ‘Golden Years’ living at Mustang Oklahoma’s Senior Living community of Laurel Springs Retirement.
What decisions are you going to commit to and make Laurel Springs your home for your best years ever?
Have you considered utilizing the extremely high walkability advantages of our Laurel Springs independent living community? Walking may just be the low impact and high cardio health regimen that you’ve been looking for in maintaining top-notch senior living health!
When you start any project, especially a walking routine, you need to measure your progress in order to quantify your health improvement. Walk for enjoyment, of course, but do take a few extra steps to ensure that you are able to measure an improvement in your physical health.

How to Track Your Senior Walking Fitness Progress

While you can keep track of your walking time by manually writing down the minutes walked in a journal, it’s a difficult way to track your walking fitness plan if you exercise throughout the day. Instead, use technology to track steps walked instead of time spent exercising. There are several different ways to track steps walked:

 Senior Living Technology – Use These to Measure Your Progress

Accelerometers to track Senior Walking Heath

An accelerometer differs from a pedometer in that it measures a mechanical motion (walking) against a frame of reference and converts it into an electronic signal outputted as steps taken, among the other data collected, such as calories burned and distance walked; one of the leaders in this wearable technology is FitBit. Their products can also synch up with an app loaded on your computer, so you have an online journal of your activity.

Pedometers to track Senior Walking Health

Pedometers differ from accelerometers in the way they measure steps. They count the number of strides taken over time, meaning you have to input the length of your stride in order for them to accurately measure the number of steps taken. While not as accurate as an accelerometer, they are less expensive and you usually have to manually track your progress.

Online journals to track Senior Walking Health

Applications and programs to track your walking fitness plan progress comes in both free and paid versions. One free program from the website Spark People makes it easy to track nutrition, fitness, and weight among numerous other things. For a paid program, try Fitness Journal. For $3.95 per month, you can track the same information, plus a lot more, including when your walking shoes need replacing. It also allows you to journal your progress and creates various charts and graphs making it easy to see your progress. For a whole list of online tracking options, search

Senior Health Benefits of Walking

Aside from extending your life, walking has a host of other benefits that include increased creativity and boosting overall brain health. The Mayo Clinic reported that walking on the regular can also prevent things like heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. In addition, it strengthens muscles and bones and improves your mood, balance, and coordination.

Laurel Springs Retirement is Built for Senior Living Health

A Retirement Neighborhood for Active Adults Age 55+

Our community is full of exercise opportunities. Yes, we love to sponsor Happy Hours, Pot Luck Dinners, Fun and Games, but your long term health is important and we take it seriously. That’s why we provide you the best in gym and outdoor exercise opportunities.

Laurel Springs Retirement is the Best in Senior Living in Mustang Oklahoma

“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him”. – Buddha


Laurel Springs Retirement
Oklahoma Active Adult Living

Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available at Laurel Springs Retirement in Mustang, Oklahoma! Our premier active adult communities feature the best amenities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living and Oklahoma retirement 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! 

Laurel Springs Retirement – Oklahoma Active Adult Living

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😍We love the reactions we get when our fans and friends come to Laurel Springs for a tour. Expecting standard ‘apartment’ style retirement housing, they can’t believe the quality and expansive design of our Ron Walters 55+ community homes!
Are you looking to downsize but need parking for two vehicles? Maybe want a dedicated guest parking? This two bedroom home is a popular choice with nearly 1200 square feet and a double master layout. The cozy living room has a gas fireplace and the bay window dining offers a quaint atmosphere. Homes with double parking are hard to come by, call today to schedule a tour or for more information at 405-265-3301. Stacy will be happy to schedule a tour for you!

Amenities at Laurel Springs Mustang include:
Concierge Services
100% Maintenance Free including Lawn Care
Community Clubhouse
Above Ground Safe Room
Walking Trails
Outdoor Living Spaces
Ponds
Water Views
Lifestyle activities
Aerobic Pool
Hot tub and more!

Independent Senior Living | 6 Quick Tips to Live Better

Independent Senior Lifestyles | 6 Quick Tips to Live Better

Have you begun the journey of living your best years at Laurel Springs and want them to be even better? Making the move to an Independent Senior Living or 55+ Active Adult community like Laurel Springs is the best way to start the process of enjoying the best life can offer you.

Oklahoma Active Adults.

With the plethora of Independent Senior Living opportunities afforded to you by a community like Laurel Springs, you’ll be able to fill your days with proactive activities that will ensure you live your ‘Golden Years’ to the max! We also provide a Lifestyle Director to make sure you know about and can get involved with all of the most effective social groups and activities that you should participate in here at Laurel Springs.

It’s up to you to take charge of your physical health and conditioning to ensure that you are mobile and able to enjoy what we provide to our valued senior living residents here at our active adult 55+ living community. Let’s review some quick health and wellness tips to help you get the results you want and the enjoyment you deserve from living here at Laurel Springs.

6 Quick Tips to Live the Best Independent Senior Living Lifestyle

Living a healthy lifestyle and balancing your work and family life isn’t easy. But there are plenty of small things you can do to speed up the process and feel better. Here are some quick tips to help you get on the right track to a healthier lifestyle at Laurel Springs Retirement in Mustang, Oklahoma

 

1. Cut out takeaway and fast foods
When people think about living a healthy lifestyle, they often think this means eating nothing but greens and drinking exclusively water. However, getting on the right track consists of small steps in the right direction, and for many people, this is as simple as just cutting out fast food and processed foods from the supermarkets.

2. Protect your skin
It’s recommended that you use sunscreen every day, even if the sun isn’t out. In order to make this easier, buy moisturizer which has SPF15 or higher. For those who wear makeup, you can buy foundation, BB cream, and primers which have sun protection in them too.

3. Drink more water
If you don’t drink any water during the average day, start by drinking just one glass or even half a glass. If you struggle to drink plain water, consider adding a few drops of fresh lemon juice or investing in a water bottle which is fruit infused. Gradually build up to drinking two liters of water per day.

4. Take the stairs
Not everybody has the time to fit in regular exercise every day, but small changes when it comes to your activity can help you to live a healthier lifestyle. Take the stairs up the office, and if it’s a long way to go, take one of two flights of stairs and then take the elevator the rest of the way. Go to the next bus stop along to get a few extra minutes of exercise into your routine, or just make an effort to stand up from your desk more often.

5. Plan meals in advance
This can help you to save money as well as get on the right track to a healthier lifestyle. At the start of the week, or before you go shopping for food, make a list of potential meals and on which days you would like to eat them. Buy food containers and refrigerate healthy leftovers to get a second meal out of them.

6. Stretch every morning
Don’t underestimate the value of stretching your body and helping yourself to stay flexible. The main reason why people start to feel stiff and full of aches quite early on in life is often down to a lack of movement. This is particularly important if you spend most of the day sitting down in an office or you suffer from joint pain. Gently stretching every morning is a habit which will help you in the long term.

Thinking Retirement is all about relaxation?

It’s great to enjoy our Happy Hours, Pot Luck Dinners, Coffee and Conversations, and Game Fun, but you have to maintain a strong physical core to enjoy those activities and keep your body in top shape for retirement fun.

Laure Springs Retirement – Oklahoma’s Choice for Active Adult Living

Make time to take time for your physical wellness activities and plan to enjoy the full array of health opportunities that we provide to you here at Laurel Springs in Mustang Oklahoma. You’ll make new friends and enjoy new experiences and you’ll want to be in good shape and health to take advantage of your new life experiences here with us at Laurel Springs!

Laurel Springs Retirement is Oklahoma Active Adult Living


Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available at Laurel Springs Retirement in Mustang, Oklahoma! Our premier active adult communities feature the best amenities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living and Oklahoma retirement 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 Living Mustang Oklahoma – Laurel Springs Retirement

Senior Living in Mustang Oklahoma has a new contender for Independent Senior Living.
Laurel Springs in Mustang Oklahoma is a gated community that allows it’s residents to reside in private, quality built homes, not tiny apartments. It’s a new concept in that it allows residents to have more space, modern construction, privacy, top of the line clubhouse, swimming pool, social activities and great programs to enhance the 55+ lifestyle here in Oklahoma.

What are the amenities of living in a retirement community like Laurel Springs?

Amenities to Make Your Life Easier

You’ll love the amenities, staff, facilities, and homes available at Laurel Springs Retirement in Mustang, Oklahoma!

  • Senior Living Lifestyle and Social Programs
    Enjoy time with your peers during community events, travel programs, educational opportunities, the arts and more.
  • Courtesy Concierge for Active Adult Seniors
    Weekly Resident Activities and Events Abound at Laurel Springs Retirement! Our courtesy concierge enhances the carefree lifestyle of Laurel Springs.
  • Free Maintenance for Senior Independent Living
    Fee-Free Lawn Care! Exterior Home Maintenance is taken care of for you. Interior maintenance includes filters, light bulbs, provided appliances and more.
  • Active Adult Living Community Clubhouse 
    Enjoy Fun and Fellowship with your neighbors at Laurel Springs Retirement. Great facility for activities, events, exclusive Happy Hours, a meeting place to enjoy your new life at Laurel Springs!
  • 55+ Senior Exclusive Aerobic Pool 
    Loosen those muscles! Enjoy the Hot Tub after a Water Aerobics Class, swimming laps, or just splashing around. Our residents also enjoy lounging outside of the pool in the large serene patio.
  • On-Site Massage Therapist
    You’ll Love Our On-Site Massage Services! We Pride Ourselves in Providing Great Services and Healthy Activities at Laurel Springs Retirement.

What kind of senior living retirement floor plans are available at Laurel Springs?

Adorable two bedroom, two bath homes are popular at Laurel Springs!

We have all kinds of floor plans. Our highly desired and adorable two bed/two bath home offers an open living floor plan, utility closet, extra storage, and a carport. Conveniently located to the outdoor gazebo for gathering with friends and neighbors. These homes have a lot to offer at an affordable price. Join the Laurel Springs neighborhood where lifestyle is the key to our success. Call 405-265-3301 for more information or to schedule a tour.

Senior Independent Living Amenities at Laurel Springs

  • 100% Maintenance Free including Lawn Care
  • Concierge Services
  • Community Clubhouse
  • 55+ Community
  • Outdoor Living Spaces
  • Walking Trails
  • Above Ground Safe Room
  • Water Views
  • Lifestyle activities
  • Aerobic Pool
  • Hot tub

Rental Terms for 55+ Active Adult Senior

Pet Policy? We love your small pet!

  • Cats allowed
  • Small dogs allowed

What Senior Living activities and features do they offer at Laurel Springs?

The luxury homes at Laurel Springs are situated in duplex, triplex, and quad-plex variations. Each home offers luxury features including, slate tile, hardwood floors, stainless appliances and more. Maintenance free living isn’t just the yard, we do everything from fixing your ice maker to changing your light bulbs.

Additional amenities include complimentary internet and cable, concierge services, onsite massage facilities, to the door food delivery, to the door dry-cleaning, social activities, clubhouse, and a lot more. Laurel Springs residents love LIVING life instead of spending needless time MANAGING life. Staff is available Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, with weekend tours available by appointment.

Is quality Senior Independent Living at Laurel Springs Something that interests you?

Would you find Laurel Springs retirement a great and safe place to make your Golden Years even better? Do you get tired of home maintenance and want to live a more carefree life like the lifestyle at Laurel Springs? Are you ready to start living the best life in Senior Independent Living in Mustang, Oklahoma? Would you like to learn how to make the transition to quality senior 55+ active adult living at Laurel Springs Retirement?

55+ Communities in Oklahoma – Laurel Springs Retirement


Laurel Springs Retirement
Oklahoma Active Adult Living

Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available at Laurel Springs Retirement in Mustang, Oklahoma! Our premier active adult communities feature the best amenities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living and Oklahoma retirement 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!

5 Factors That Can Positively Impact Your Senior Retirement Health

5 Factors That Can Positively Impact Your Senior Retirement Health

Retirement Health TIps Laurel Springs

Retirement Active Adult Communities are not all the same. Our age-restricted community is for discerning 55+ seniors who want the best in retirement and active adult living in a secure, gated community. Private single family homes, not cramped apartments, make Laurel Springs highly desired in senior who want the best in a new lifestyle with residents who share their memories and values. Our focus on senior retirement health programs and activities is a big appeal for our residents who decide to make the move to Laurel Springs Retirement.

Living at Laurel Springs is such a wonderful active adult lifestyle improvement for you. You’ve made the move, you’ve made new friends, you’ve taken advantage of our programs, walking trails, resort-style amenities, social activities, exercise opportunities, and you are living a more relaxed and stress-free life in our maintenance-free community! “Life is Good” is your new retirement lifestyle motto

Now it’s time to take more personal control over the facets of your life that we can’t actually help you with here at Laurel Springs Retirement. It’s time to take an audit of your personal health and lifestyle choices and make improvements. Living your best years at Laurel Springs Retirement is dependent you maximizing your focus on habits and activities that build you up and don’t wear you down.

Successful Retirement Living Community – What makes the most impact?

There are many things that impact your health, some positive and some negative. When making a choice in senior retirement communities, it’s up to you to do all that you can to avoid the unhealthy ones. Of course, it won’t always easy. Obstacles sometimes get in the way. But, by learning more about the following five factors, which positively impact your health, you’ll be well on your way to better health. The factors covered in this active lifestyle Laurel Springs blog post are quality nutrition, hydration, detoxification, oxygenation, and alkalization. Hopefully, you’re already familiar with a few.

Quality Nutrition for Successful Retirement Independent Living

Everyone needs to be concerned about quality nutrition, regardless of where they feel they stand health-wise. There are SO many benefits to the proper nutrition that its somewhat difficult to know where to begin. Here are some of them for your consideration when you decide to make your home at Laurel Springs Retirement.

Increased Productivity for Active Adult 55+ Lifestyles

Recent data indicates that eating foods that are unhealthy for you actually put you at a higher risk of productivity loss. Some studies put that number as high as 66 percent. All the more reason to think of healthy food as fuel for your brain, don’t you think?

Fewer Wrinkles make for Happy Senior Living

Foods that contain high water content help to moisturize your skin. They also contain antioxidants, which help to reduce the likelihood of cell damage and keeps your skin younger looking for a longer period of time. Go one step further and include foods like salmon, on the menu. Salmon is high in Omega-3 fatty acids that are also beneficial to your skin.

Saving Money by Eating Right for Retirement Living

By sticking to a healthy diet, you generally have fewer medical bills. In addition, you’ll probably eat less, which means you’ll save money on groceries. This is especially true if you’re one to eat a lot of sugary treats and/or fast food meals.

Fewer Cravings Late at Night

It probably won’t happen immediately, but eating healthier is a great way to reduce cravings. Lean proteins and complex carbohydrates do an excellent job of stabilizing your blood sugar. This helps to alleviate a rapid drop in blood sugar, which causes a craving.

Healthier Smiles Make Us All Feel Great

The calcium in milk and other dairy products helps to strengthen your teeth. Yogurt is known to contain microorganisms that are helpful in fighting the bacteria that causes bad breath. Research indicates that Omega-3, found in fish, may even reduce the chances of gum disease.

Longer Life for Happy Retirement Living

Although nothing is guaranteed 100 percent, quality nutrition goes a long way in helping you to live longer. Several studies indicate the possibility of low-meat, vegetarian or diets high in nut consumption very well adding years to your life.

Happier Disposition means better relationships and self-esteem

The next time you feel a bit gloomy, why not take a minute out of your day to eat a banana or a couple of pieces of dark chocolate? The average-sized banana contains 10 mg of dopamine. Dark chocolate is packed to the brim with polyphenol. Both of these substances are known to give your mood a boost when you need it the most.

An added benefit to all of these things is the fact that learning to eat healthier automatically makes you more knowledgeable about nutrition. So, not only are you helping yourself, you’re helping your family as well. What could be better than that?

Hydration is key to Retirement Nutrition Success

Staying hydrated is extremely important for overall health. What many people don’t realize is that drinking plenty of fluids is also necessary for optimal heart health. This is especially true in warm weather.

Every single cell in your body needs water. So do your tissues and organs. The body requires water to lubricate joints, maintain proper temperature and remove waste products.

Keeping your body hydrated helps your heart pump blood through your blood vessels. It also helps muscles work more efficiently. In other words, when you drink the proper amount of water or other fluids your heart doesn’t have to work as hard.

Remember that Water Is Best!

Water is the best thing to drink when it comes to staying hydrated… especially when you’re exercising. If you’re someone who doesn’t enjoy the taste of water alone, try eating fruits and vegetables that have high water content. These include, but are not limited to:

* cucumbers

* iceberg lettuce

* celery

* radishes

* tomatoes

* green peppers

* watermelon

* citrus fruits

* Strawberries

* and cantaloupe

As you can see, you have plenty of healthy choices. For additional options, doing a quick search engine search will bring up many other suggestions.

Sports drinks are recommended in very hot weather. However, if you’re trying to steer clear of added sugar and extra calories, you might want to think twice. Any sugary drink, such as soda or fruit juice, tends to be harder on your stomach. And, anything with caffeine in it actually causes you to lose fluid, which obviously defeats the purpose.

How Much is Too Much?

You’ve probably heard or read somewhere that you need to drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water per day. While many people still believe this to be true, some physicians will tell you that it depends on things like climate, the type of clothes you wear and whether or not you’re exercising.

Never let the fact that you feel thirsty be an indication that you’re getting dehydrated. If you’re thirsty, you’ve ALREADY reached that point. If you perspire more than average, you need to drink more fluids. If you have a medical condition such as diabetes, you need to drink more fluids. If you’re elderly or pregnant, you need to drink more fluids.

Believe it or not sometimes when you feel hungry, you actually might be thirsty instead. If you’ve eaten within the last two hours, try this trick. Drink a glass of water and wait approximately 10 minutes. If after that time, you no longer feel hungry, you’ll know you were dealing with dehydration.

One of the best ways to monitor your hydration level is to keep track of the color of your urine. If it’s pale or clear it means you’re properly hydrated. If it’s dark, you need to drink more liquids.

Don’t ever take dehydration lightly. Not only can it lead to painful issues such as headaches and swollen feet, but it can also lead to life-threatening conditions like heat stroke.

Detoxification can do wonders for Active Adult Living Optimization

If you’re feeling sluggish and lacking energy, it may be time to consider body detoxification. Detoxification, or detox, is the process of cleansing the blood by removing impurities in the liver, where toxins are naturally processed. This allows the body to process and removes toxins more efficiently, which leads to improved health and a better quality of life.

Should You Detox?

It is recommended that everyone detox at least once every year. A detox program can help alleviate symptoms that are otherwise unexplainable, such as fatigue, skin irritation, allergic reactions or even bags under the eye. Even if you don�t feel like anything is amiss, detoxing helps to cleanse the whole body and leaves you feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

Cleansing Your Diet to Improve Senior Living Health

There are many different detox recipes and programs to choose from, all focused on cleansing the body and eliminating toxins. One very popular and tasty way to include cleansing foods into your diet is detoxifying juices and smoothies.

Replacing one meal a day with a detox smoothie goes a long way toward getting rid of toxins and maintaining your metabolism. Stay away from pre-packaged shakes or other chemically enhanced products – the best ingredients to use are all-natural fruits and vegetables. Popular options include:

* raspberries

* blueberries

* oranges

* apples

* spinach

* kale

* bananas

* tomatoes

* and carrots

Any natural fruits or vegetables will do, especially those rich in fiber or vitamin C. With so many healthy foods and flavors to choose from, you can concoct a smoothie that suits your taste and is an excellent addition to your diet at the same time.

Fasting for Senior Living Health

Taking a break from eating gives our digestive system a chance to rest and rejuvenate. This means it will be more efficient when its time for it to work again. In order to give your digestive system a break, replace your meals with juices or smoothies for a day or two of fasting.

This will be easiest if you do it on a day off so that you can rest and avoid situations that might otherwise tempt you to eat. This detoxifying method may not be much fun during the actual fast, but it will be worth it afterward when you feel energetic and refreshed.

Stay Away From Toxins if you want to have a Happy Senior Retirement Life

Toxins that we take in either through food or our environment get in the way of our body’s healing processes. Stay away from refined sugars, saturated fats, coffee, cigarettes, and alcohol. Also, try to use natural alternatives to both cleaning and personal care products, to avoid exposure to minor levels of toxins.

Oxygenation for Great Health

Oxygenation is the process of oxygen molecules making their way into all tissues of the body. Oxygen is not only necessary for breathing, but it also plays an important role in every metabolic process, which occurs in the body. Another term for oxidization is medical oxygen saturation.

How Oxygen is Used to Fuel your Senior Health Success

Our bodies use oxygen for a number of different processes. When we breathe, the oxygen in the air that we inhale is diffused into our bloodstream. This oxygen-rich blood makes its way through our bodies and finds places where oxygen is needed. Oxygen molecules in our body combine with certain enzymes to help out with many of our body’s processes. A waste product of these processes is carbon dioxide, which is transported back to the lungs.

Restoring Oxygen Balance

There are several easy things you can do to help restore your oxygen balance. This includes:

* drinking an adequate amount of water

* adhering to an alkaline diet

* exercising daily

* breathing properly

Without the proper amount of water, all body functions are diminished. Filtered water is the best choice, because of its smaller groups of water molecules, which provide better overall hydration on a cellular level.

Adhering to an alkaline diet is explained in more detail below. In a nutshell, it refers to eating more plant-based foods such as kale and spinach and eating less processed and animal-based foods. Along with the diet, it’s helpful to take an iron supplement. Women need at least 18 mg, daily. Men require no less than 8 mg per day.

The type of exercise you choose is completely up to you. Walking, biking and hiking are particularly good choices to help oxygenate your body. In fact, in this case, its actually more beneficial to walk for 15 minutes a day, as opposed to working out at the gym for two full hours.

Yes, there is a proper way to breathe. Whenever possible, avoid breathing from the chest. It is much better to breathe slowly from your diaphragm and through your nose. Twelve breaths per minute are usually adequate.

Oxygen and Detoxification for Senior Living Success

A major factor in our health is how efficiently our bodies make use of nutrients on the cellular level. Another factor is how effectively waste and toxins are removed. Our body has several ways of getting rid of cellular waste. Much of it is dissolved into water and leaves the body through urine and sweat.

But, some of this waste can only be neutralized by oxygen molecules, in a process called oxidation. Because our bodies need oxygen to process waste, avoiding environmental toxins and maintaining proper oxygen balance leaves us feeling great and could even help prevent disease.

Alkalization for Senior Health Improvement

Alkalizing your body is another wonderful way to stay healthy. Simply put, alkalization is shifting your body’s pH to the proper level. In the event the thought of this makes you nervous, there’s no need to worry. It’s actually much easier than it sounds. The end goal is to have a body which is more alkaline than acidic.

Optimal pH Level for Seniors

When your body is highly acidic, it tries to balance itself out by getting nutrients from your cells and bones. That’s bad. The optimal pH level, to strive for, is just a little over 7. Once this number is reached, it greatly reduces the possibility of disease and cellular damage.

When your body reaches this level, it’s generally easy to maintain, as long as you know how to do so. The process involves replacing the acid you eat and drink with foods that alkalize.

Increased Health Benefits of an Alkaline Diet for Senior Citizens

There are many benefits to an alkaline diet. Statistics indicate that if your diet consists of at least 70 percent of alkaline foods, you’ll improve your quality of life substantially. Health benefits include an increase in energy, a more restful sleep, a slower aging process, a clearer mind and increase protection against certain kinds of cancer. That sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?

Foods to Avoid if you want Maximum Senior Health

There are several foods and beverages to avoid on an alkaline diet. The top five categories include:

* processed sugar

* meat

* dairy products

* coffee

* soda

Cutting down or eliminating these foods not only helps to balance your pH level, it makes you healthier overall.

Foods to Enjoy for Superb Senior Living Health

There are many types of foods that are great for increasing your alkaline level. You don’t have to partake in a boring diet in order to get healthier. Think about incorporating some of the following items into your meal plan. It is probably simpler than you think!

* leafy greens

* Chia seeds

* almonds

* Beets

* bananas

* garlic

* figs

* lemons

* melon

* tomatoes

* and broccoli

Retirement Health Consequences of an Unbalanced pH Level

When your pH level is out of whack, it has the potential of affecting your health in many ways. Excess acid is stored in fat cells. The reason for this is that the fat neutralizes the acid. There is good news, however. Once you reach a pH level of 7, it is entirely possible to lose as much as a pound of fat per day.

Your arteries are affected by pH levels, as well. Why? When your body is highly acidic, it automatically produces cholesterol to protect the arteries. High cholesterol can lead to heart attacks. The upside to this is, just like the excess fat cells, the extra cholesterol will disappear once your body is properly alkalized.

Believe it or not, there is also a possibility that you’ll shrink if your pH level remains off balance for long periods of time. This occurs when calcium begins to dissipate from your bones due to the acid.

Once your body begins to balance out and become more alkaline, you may experience something that is often referred to as “alkalize and energize.” This simply means that you’ll start to automatically feel more energized and ready to take on the world. Congratulations!

Taking Things Slow to Get the Ball Rolling for Better Senior Health

When it comes to information about these five factors, which positively impact your health, this is just the tip of the iceberg. However, it gives you a great starting point. What you do with the information is, of course, up to you.

If you feel overwhelmed, as many individuals do, tackle one area at a time. You’re not going to feel transformed overnight. Obviously, it’s going to take some time. But, with patience and due diligence, you’ll start feeling much healthier before you know it. At that point, all of your hard work will be more than worth it!

Laurel Springs Retirement

Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available at Laurel Springs Retirement in Mustang, Oklahoma! Our premier active adult communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living and Oklahoma retirement 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!

Active Adult Retirement Living at Laurel Springs Mustang!

Why choose Laurel Springs Retirement to make your active adult retirement years the best ever?

Would you love walking trails in your choice of an active adult community in Oklahoma?

Senior living has experienced major growth due to Baby Boomers wanting more than standard retirement apartment style living. If you are aged 55 or more and not wanting to deal with the headaches of owning your own real estate, then maybe you are ready for living in a maintenance-free single family home with resort style amenities.

Our age-restricted community will ensure that you have friends and contacts with people in your age group who share similar memories and life experiences. Our communities offer the best in active adult independent living!

An active lifestyle is much easier to achieve when you feel good about your community, safe in our gated resort style living community and enjoy quality social activities. Take a look at what we offer at our Mustang Oklahoma Laurel Springs Retirement location, and then make the decision to contact our expert staff to discuss the opportunities of living your best years ever with us here at Laurel Springs.

Every Laurel Springs Adult community residence is designed to give you more. That means happier moments with the ones you love. Closer friends within walking distance. Smarter design touches in every corner. Greater energy savings at every step.

Retirement communities are plentiful in Oklahoma, but there is only one in Mustang that epitomizes this new open concept active adult living style and it’s Laurel Springs. Our private homes are unique and very special.

These amazing private residential homes are built by Ron Walters homes in Oklahoma City.

They are single family type homes that give you privacy, security, room for a pet and a yard and great walking trails to enhance your health and well-being. We truly are one of the best private gated communities in Oklahoma City, OK.

Our gated community in Mustang Oklahoma is a great deal for discerning 55+ Seniors who want to live their best years ever! 55+ communities in Oklahoma are looking so much better with the availability of quality senior living housing at Laurel Springs Mustang Oklahoma.

What’s so special about 55+ community living?

  • You have the opportunity to be around new friends who share your history, memories and life experiences.
  • You have help understanding and appreciating the ability to live your retirement years in comfort and with exciting social activities.
  • Gated communities for senior citizens will never be the same after touring Laurel Springs because of the design and staff expertise!

Forget about the standard retirement homes in Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas. You will want to explore and take advantage of the opportunities for superb senior lifestyle options at Laurel Springs Mustang Oklahoma.

Laurel Springs Retirement – Mustang Oklahoma Active Adult Living

Visit Mustang soon and explore how great living in Mustang Oklahoma and making a new home at Laurel Springs can be!

Highly recommend that you take a tour of the Mustang Recreational Community Center when in Mustang!

A multi-purpose facility, The Mustang Recreation center is 20,000 square feet of space for your enjoyment, offering fitness, recreational sports, and wellness programs. Strength and conditioning space, featuring cardio treadmills, steppers, elliptical machines,  exercise bikes, weight machines, and free weights.

If you enjoy running or walking, you’ll love our indoor track. For team sports or shooting hoops, the Center offers a multipurpose gymnasium featuring two side-by-side courts. For group fitness such as exercise and aerobics classes, we provide room designed with suspended wood flooring.

Other amenities include Climbing Wall, game room with pool and table tennis, and babysitting care.

Contact our private home leasing staff to make Laurel Springs your new home today!


Laurel Springs Retirement

Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available at Laurel Springs Retirement in Mustang, Oklahoma! Our premier active adult communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living and Oklahoma retirement 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 vs. Running for Independent Living Fitness.

Walking Vs. Running for Overall Health and Fitness at Laurel Springs Independent Living

Feeling the amazing Oklahoma Spring weather and thinking that 2019 would be a great year to start working on your physical health improvement? If you live at Laurel Springs Mustang independent living, you already know about our superb exercise facility and clubhouse. You’ve seen the fun that Summer will bring with our resort style swimming pool. Why now get an early 2019 start on getting your Summer fun body into shape and explore our walking trails?
Should you choose walking versus running for overall health benefits here at Laurel Springs?
Both aerobic activities are simple to perform and promote weight loss. And both walking and running help regulate a healthy sleep rhythm, elevate your energy levels while awake, and even allow you to maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Running and walking can also be social exercises that you enjoy with friends or family members, and you can take a jog or a hike just about any time of the year, here at Laurel Springs.
Choose an Independent Living community with great walking trails and open spaces!
Just remember that if you choose walking over running to improve your overall health, you will need to walk twice as far as you run to gain the same weight-loss benefits. Running is much more rigorous on your body and burns more calories. But walking is also much easier on your joints since the impact of your foot striking the ground is lessened. If you are just beginning some type of dedicated physical regimen, walking is definitely recommended, and you can always build up your endurance and physical fitness to include running in the future.

Always Check With Your Health Professional Before Making Big Changes in Your Physical Exercise Regimen.

And in some cases, walking can give you many of the same benefits as running, with less downside. For instance, extensive research taken from the Runners and Walkers Health Study shows that both running and walking equally cut down on your risk of contracting age-related cataracts. That significant body of information, compiled from tens of thousands of runners and walkers, also showed that runners could expect a reduction in the risk of contracting heart disease by about 4.5% by running one hour a day.
But those who spent that same one hour daily simply walking cut their risk of heart disease by over 9%. Certainly, walking and running both improve your overall health and fitness much more than if you were sedentary instead. So choose whichever exercise best fits your current fitness levels and situation. And for weight loss, running is definitely the better vehicle than walking. That is because of the increased energy expenditure, elevated heart rate, and calorie burn. Just be sure to wear runner appropriate shoes that protect your body and joints from excessive wear and tear!

Laurel Springs Mustang Provides The Best in Independent Senior Living

You should always consult a doctor before adding any type of exercise to your daily routine. But both walking and running are excellent ways to get you up and active and are low-cost activities which you can enjoy even if you only have a limited amount of time on your hands. There is no argument that running or walking is much healthier than not doing either, so put one foot in front of the other today and begin to enjoy the heart and total body benefits are that these simple but healthy exercises can provide.
Have questions about our fitness programs and initiatives at Laurel Springs? Contact Mary Harris and get the information you need the next time you are visiting the clubhouse!
Independent Living Fitness
Don’t forget about our other amenities that make Laurel Springs the top choice for Seniors who want the best in 55+ living.

Amenities to Make Your Life Easier Here at Laurel Springs!

You’ll love the amenities, staff, facilities, and homes available at Laurel Springs Retirement in Mustang, Oklahoma!

  • Lifestyle and Social Programs 
    Enjoy time with your peers during community events, travel programs, educational opportunities, the arts and more.
  • Courtesy Concierge 
    Weekly Resident Activities and Events Abound at Laurel Springs Retirement! Our courtesy concierge enhances the carefree lifestyle of Laurel Springs.
  • Free Maintenance
    Fee-Free Lawn Care! Exterior Home Maintenance is taken care of for you. Interior maintenance includes filters, light bulbs, provided appliances and more.
  • Community Clubhouse 
    Enjoy Fun and Fellowship with your neighbors at Laurel Springs Retirement. Great facility for activities, events, exclusive Happy Hours, a meeting place to enjoy your new life at Laurel Springs!
  • Aerobic Pool 
    Loosen those muscles! Enjoy the Hot Tub after a Water Aerobics Class, swimming laps, or just splashing around. Our residents also enjoy lounging outside of the pool in the large serene patio.
  • On-Site Massage Therapist
    You’ll Love Our On-Site Massage Services! We Pride Ourselves in Providing Great Services and Healthy Activities at Laurel Springs Retirement.


    Laurel Springs Retirement

    Exceptional Active Adult Independent Living is now available at Laurel Springs Retirement in Mustang, Oklahoma! Our premier active adult communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living and Oklahoma retirement 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!