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Get Your Elderly Loved Ones More Physical! by Adele’s Caring Angels

| December 31, 2018

Regular exercise provides a number of important health benefits for just about everyone, including older adults.  Staying fit and active can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk developing diabetes, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, improve cognitive function and improve lipid profile. It has been shown that regular physical activity can even decrease age related morbidity, yet the vast majority of older adults don’t get the exercise they need to enjoy the benefits of a more active lifestyle.  

Almost anyone, at any age or with any health condition, can participate in some form of exercise, even if it’s the simplest of movements. Physical exercise basically consists of strength training, aerobic activity and activities that improve flexibility and balance. Family, friends, physicians and caregivers all play a vital role in making sure our aging loved ones are getting enough exercise. Regardless of physical and health related limitations, there are safe effective ways to improve health through physical movement. Caregivers can help motivate and encourage the elderly by providing options that are fun, rewarding and easily achieved.

As with any exercise program for anyone of any age, a physical exam is recommended to determine any risk factors that could influence the types and intensity of a person’s work out program. For someone who hasn’t exercised in a while it is also important to begin gradually, avoid overdoing it, dress appropriacy, and increase frequency and repetitions over time. Exercise should become a habit and part of a daily routine to be effective. With encourage from caregivers, physical activity can promote a healthier positive self-image and attitude and improve quality of life.  

Adele’s Caring Angels Caregiver Service LLC., provides both hourly and live-in care by caring and qualified caregivers. Allow us to help provide the assistance and support you need by calling us at 313-414-0065 today!

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