Exercise. Maybe you love it; maybe you hate it. But the facts are clear: Loss of strength & stamina attributed to aging is in part caused by reduced physical activity. Unfortunately, inactivity increases with age. By 75, one in three men & one in two women engage in no physical activity whatsoever. The good thing is, exercise comes in many forms. These include walking, gardening, strength training, yoga, etc. Also, it has been proven that social support from family & friends has been consistently & positively related to regular physical activity.
If you have an aging loved one, help them maintain their strength & stamina by encouraging more physical activity! The benefits include:
Helps maintain healthy bones, muscles & joints while reducing the risk of falling & fracturing bones.
Reduces the risk of dying from coronary heart disease & of developing high blood pressure, colon cancer & diabetes.
Can help reduce blood pressure in some people with hypertension.
Help people with chronic, disabling conditions improve their stamina & muscle strength.
And so much more... Check out this article for more details!
Encourage your loved ones to stay feeling young with daily exercise. We have included two different exercise routines that can be done by those even with limited mobility:
What are chair exercises?
Chair exercises are workouts done while seated in a chair with back support that does not fold, roll or slide. Having a steady base ensures your safety while doing the exercises. To increase difficulty, you can add ankle weights and/or a resistance band.
Click this link for a quick 10-minute chair exercise routine video!
Recommended to be done 2-3 days per week.
What is chair yoga?
Chair yoga is yoga, in well, a chair. With all the same benefits as regular yoga, chair yoga allows for even the most unsteady of yogis are able to stay flexible & safe. Yoga helps stretch muscles & joints, reduces stress & anxiety, protects joints & helps build strength & balance.
Click this link is a simple 30-minute yoga routine!
Recommended to be done 2-3 per week.
New Frontier Home Care is a non-medical in-home senior care agency serving the Greater Houston area since 2011. We are huge advocates of seniors maintaining their strength so they can age safely in their own home!
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