May 29, 2018 by Tammara LaCasse
Exercise should be part of your daily activities, but it is not always on the top of the list for some, especially when it can be quite difficult to actually perform the exercises. Because of this, many seniors do not exercise as they should. In home caregivers can help your loved one exercise safely without the risk of injury. Since exercising can be hard on the joints, it is recommended that seniors engage in low-impact exercises.
Low-impact exercises are ideal because they do not place stress or too much pressure on the joints and they allow seniors to get a good workout without the risk of injuries. In home caregivers want you to know that low-impact exercises can improve your loved one’s balance, flexibility, strength, and endurance.
Below, our team will discuss some of the best exercises for your loved one to engage in, no matter their current activity level.
Water Aerobics. This is a beneficial cardio exercise that can help build up your senior’s strength too. The water provides seniors with some resistance as they exercise, but the buoyancy of the water allows your senior to move around without truly feeling the resistance. The result is exercises that are easy to perform.
Walking. Walking is another cardio exercise that is easy to do and most of us do it a lot anyways. In home caregivers can walk with your loved one around the block or even at the park. Cardio such as walking allows your loved one to lose or maintain their weight and also get some fresh air at the same time.
If your loved one wants to increase their daily activity level, or they want to start exercising more, now is the time to do it. The in home caregivers at Comfort Keepers are here to help your senior and create an exercise plan for them.