Aug 22, 2017 by Garrett Sullivan
If your loved one is part of a non medical home care program and they want to pick up exercising, now is the time to talk to their caregiver about it. Cardiovascular exercises are perfect for seniors who want to not only improve their overall health, but reap the benefits from it as well. Cardio exercises work to get the blood flowing in the body and will improve your overall stamina and endurance. It is no surprise that as we age, our body cannot handle the things it used to, which means you may find that your loved one is always looking for a place to sit and relax before he or she can proceed any further.
Cardio exercises are any type of exercise that raises your respiration and heart rate for a period of 10 to 30 minutes. These exercises get your entire body engaged and you will experience better blood and oxygen flow as a result.
It is important that all seniors have a medical exam performed prior to working out or trying any cardiovascular exercises. If you think your loved one needs an exam, speak with their non medical home care provider to find out if he or she can transport them to their appointment. The doctor will guide your loved one on what exercises he or she can safely do inside of his or her home.
It is also important that your loved one always stretch before the workout begins because failure to stretch can lead to serious injuries including pulled muscles or poor balance control due to the injury.
If you would like to learn more about our non medical home care and how it can benefit your loved one, call Comfort Keepers today. We have made a committed to provide all of our clients with the best services from non medical home care to transportation, personal services, and more.