May 29, 2018 by Anonymous
It is important for everyone to get some type of exercise throughout the day. Many times, people do not meet their recommended daily exercise goals, and this can lead to weight gain and more. While seniors do need to receive daily exercise, you may find that your loved one says it is too difficult to perform the exercises. This happens because as we age, it does progressively get harder to balance and retain strength. Home care agencies are able to help your loved one get the exercise that they need for the day and assist them in performing their exercise routine to ensure they do not injure themselves.
Low-impact exercises are recommended by home care agencies and this is because they are easy on the joints, easy to perform, and they help to improve the senior’s balance, endurance, strength, and flexibility. Below, we will explore some of the different low-impact exercises recommended by local home care agencies.
Yoga. Yoga is a meditative exercise that helps with your senior’s flexibility, balance, and strength. This type of exercise helps to maintain weight and also control blood pressure levels.
Tai Chi. This is a popular low-impact exercise in the senior community because it works on balance and flexibility. The exercises are done in slow motion, which works to prevent injury and each move is easy on the joints and does not cause stress on the body.
Water Aerobics. Water aerobics are a great cardiovascular exercise that builds strength. The water offers your senior resistance while also providing buoyance, which allows for the exercises to be done quickly, easily, and stress free.
If you are worried that your loved one does not receive enough physical activity throughout the day, talk to their local home care agencies to see how they can help. Comfort Keepers is committed to working closely with your loved one to ensure he or she remains active and healthy.