Why Physical Health And Wellness Are Important?
Regardless of age, physical health and wellness is a topic that often comes to mind, and as we get older starting or maintaining a daily exercise routine can be tedious due to a variety of factors that can often be out of our control. However, being regularly active will reap valuable benefits regardless of age. By maintaining a healthy condition, an individual’s emotional and physical state will improve dramatically as it will help them manage their stress and improve their mood but also improve balance.
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How Does Physical Health And Wellness Work For Seniors?
We understand that the needs of each individual are different, and what may work for one person will not necessarily work for another. At Harmony Caregiving, we ensure that your loved one receives a prescribed exercise program that is specifically designed for their lifestyle. For example, chair restricted seniors will lift weights, do chair yoga, chair aerobics, etc. as well be exposed to adaptive exercise programs for wheelchair sports. With aid from one of our experienced and dedicated health care professional, your loved one will feel inspired to keep an active lifestyle to age healthily.
What Are The Benefits?
There are many myths that prevent seniors from exercising regularly. However, it has been statistically proven that the life expectancy of seniors has been steadily increasing due to maintaining an active lifestyle.
What’s the point in exercising if my loved one is too old?
This is an extremely common myth that prevents most elderly from exercising. However, exercise lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, etc. and mood benefits of exercise are also just as great as 70-80 years of age than 20-30 years of age. In a nutshell, exercise will help stem the decline in your loved one’s strength and energy.
It is never too late to start exercising. But it is important to keep in mind what they can handle before taking a step further. Our enthusiastic and patient health care professional will begin with gentle activities to ensure your loved one is comfortable and confident before moving to the next step.
I want my loved one to save their strength and rest.
As health naturally deteriorates as we get older, it is without a doubt that proper rest is important. However, it is just as important to remain active as inactivity not only leads to more doctor visits, hospitalizations, and medication but also leads your loved one to lose motivation and ability to carry out daily activities on their own. This could lead to a vicious cycle of mental instability.
Exercise puts my loved one at risk for falling.
By doing regular exercise, your loved one is building stamina and muscle to improve their balance. Our prescribed exercise programs will help reduce the chances of your loved one falling and injuring themselves.
Speak With A Senior Home Care Specialist
An active lifestyle creates a healthy balance between the mind and the body. It gives you and your loved one a sense of peace and harmony as they are reaping the benefits of our prescribed exercise programs to keep them happy and healthy. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Harmony Caregiving at (780)328-3917 or receive a free consolidation.