Remain as active as possible while aging. Engaging in regular physical activity is crucial for balance, strength, and cardiovascular health, as well as to reduce the threat of chronic disease. Be sure to start a new exercise routine slowly, gradually increasing frequency and intensity levels as you go.
Walking is Good for Any Age
Walking is good for people of any age and it’s freely available without membership fees! Just walk around the block or find some nearby nature trails, if that’s more desirable. It may be even more fun when family or friends come along!
Improve TV Time
You can improve your health while watching TV if there’s a stationary bicycle or treadmill in the room! Take breaks during commercials or stretch. Use hand weights for extra strengthening.
Gardening can make people feel great, especially with the scent of herbs, produce and flowers! The aroma can be invigorating and promote feelings of well-being.
If you golf, skip the cart and walk from hole to hole. Whether you’re a good golfer or not, it can be a fun social time, too.
Find a Pool
Use your community pool to strengthen the cardiovascular, respiratory, and musculoskeletal systems. Swimming may reduce arthritic or joint pain, also. Communities often have swim times designated for older adults and water aerobics classes, too.
We All Need Help at Times
We all need help at times and your loved ones might appreciate the advantages of an in-home helper. Caregivers can assist with daily tasks or activities to allow an independent lifestyle to continue in your absence. Even transportation to appointments or social occasions can be incredibly helpful!
At some point, families begin to consider whether they have enough hours in the day to support the activities their loved ones want or need. Home Care Assistance is there to help. There’s no reason to feel overwhelmed! Respite care can prevent interruptions in an older adult’s schedule while you take a well-deserved break.
Caregivers are trained to help with meals, physical activity and personal hygiene. Call Home Care Assistance to get more details about in-home care for your aging loved ones.