Benefits of Exercise for Seniors

September 20, 2018
Janelle Thomas MSN, RN
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As we age, it is easy to fall into the mindset that we should cut back on our physical activity. While the overall image of the elderly is slowly changing into a vibrant sector of the population from the traditional image of frailty, it’s hard for many to adopt the “vibrant, active lifestyle” for their own.

The Benefits of Exercise for Seniors

Regular exercise helps to:

  • Keep you healthier for longer
  • Prevent the overall decline of the body and mobility
  • Manage and prevent diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis
  • Maintain emotional health; reduce feelings of depression and improve overall mood

If you find yourself ready to make this life change, make sure you do your homework! There are many guides available to help you get started and stay with adding exercise to your life.

An excellent resource available is the National Institute on Aging’s free e-book “Exercise & Physical Activity”.

If you aren’t used to regularly exercising and would like to get started, speak to your healthcare practitioner about any limitations you may have.

If you seek a trainer’s help, make sure they have the proper training and certification.

Contact Care Options for Kids for Home Health Care Services

At Care Options for Kids, we understand the value of good health and independent living.

We refer knowledgeable and loving caregivers to provide a wide range of services, from the preparation of healthy and nutritious meals to personal grooming and companion care.

Care Options for Kids can also recommend companies that can come in and evaluate you to see if you are eligible to receive either at-home or outpatient physical therapy.

Contact us directly to speak with a home health care professional or request a free in-home consultation. Together we can determine the right plan of action for your family and help your loved one begin their new chapter in life with confidence.

If you are considering home health care services, contact the caring staff at Care Options for Kids. Call today (888) 592-5855.

National Institute on Aging: Exercise and Physical Activity
CDC: How Much Physical Activity do Older Adults Need?