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Caregiver Advice: The Benefits of Yoga & Exercise For Seniors

Apr 6, 2017 by Kristina Butler

Staying active is essential for seniors who want to stay healthy. But often seniors don’t do as much exercise as they should. Having a professional caregiver that encourages them to get out and try new activities can help. If you have a senior loved one in West Chester, OH that needs a little encouragement and could benefit from some extra activity hiring a home health aide is a great way to give your loved one a little nudge.

 

The Best Exercises For Seniors

For seniors, the emphasis of physical activity should be focused on maintaining flexibility and range of motion rather than just burning calories. Activities like yoga and tai chi, which involve gentle motions that keep the body flexible, while providing stretching and movement are wonderful for seniors. With an in home care provider there to accompany your loved ones and provide the necessary transportation; they may consider joining a senior’s yoga class at the community center or senior center. They also might want to practice yoga or do other exercises at home.

 

Walking is another great way for seniors to stay fit and keep their hearts healthy. Due to the risk of falling, going for a walk alone is not always recommended to older seniors. But going for a walk with a caregiver ensures both safety and companionship. Our Comfort Keepers can encourage your loved one to stay motivated, provide companionship and conversation, and work to make exercise more fun.

 

Swimming is also a great activity for seniors. The water prevents any serious joint injuries while making it easier for seniors with challenges like arthritis to get the movement they require for staying flexible and improving their mobility. Getting to the pool, getting in and out of the pool, changing, dressing, and returning home can be challenging for seniors to do alone. However, having a dedicated caregiver will make all of those things manageable and more enjoyable. You will have the peace of mind of knowing that someone who is responsible and caring is assisting your loved one at home and around the community.

 

Contact us or call  (513) 208-2414 today to discuss how a Comfort Keeper caregiver can help your senior loved one stay active and healthy. We will work with you to find the perfect solution for your loved one’s individual needs and budget.

 

Each Caregiver from Comfort Keepers of West Chester, OH is dedicated to providing exceptional in home care services to your senior loved one. 


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