Aging. It happens to everybody. It’s how we respond to it that matters. Do we just allow our health and well-being to decline or do we take action? Eating the right food, being with the right people, and doing proper physical activities for a certain age are crucial.
So today on the Healthcare Channel we’ll be sharing safe physical activities that the elderly can perform. Let’s get active.
Note: Do consult with your doctor before doing any of the activities listed below.
Walking is great exercise and walking in the mall is second only to walking in neighborhoods in popularity. Malls are great places to walk because they provide a sheltered indoor space free from traffic and bad weather.
Low impact. These push-ups will strengthen your arms, shoulders, and chest. Try this exercise during a TV commercial break.
How to do a wall push-up:
This exercise, which strengthens your abdomen and thighs, will make it easier to get in and out vehicles. If you have knee or back problems, talk with your doctor before trying this exercise.
How to do a chair-stand exercise:
Having proper balance helps you walk safely and avoid tripping and falling over. This exercise will help you achieve that.
Yoga is a mind and body practice that typically combines physical postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation. Recent studies in people in their late 50’s have found that yoga is helpful in reducing chronic low-back pain and improving function.
These are excellent activities you can do with your elderly as a care giver, nurse, or healthcare worker. If you have any more suggestions, do let us know we’d love more contributors on our channel!
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