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15 Minute Exercises a Senior Can Do with Home Care

Home Care in Perry FL

If you’re one of those people who feel as though there simply isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done, youHome Care in Perry FL may be setting aside the need to exercise until it’s too late. People of all ages require exercise, including seniors, even those who may require some type of home care.

Finding the time to help an elderly individual get the right level of exercise might seem to be challenging, especially for family members who have full-time jobs and other responsibilities to attend to.

Don’t negate the importance of exercise.

No matter how busy an individual may be, it’s important that he or she fully understand the benefits of exercise for them as well as for seniors. As long as the senior has been given permission by his or her doctor to get invested and involved in a new exercise regimen, there are plenty of activities that help give the heart, body, and mind the stimulation and exercise they certainly need.

Below are a couple 15 minute exercises that are beneficial for anyone:

1. Going for a brisk walk.

Even if the senior has difficulty getting around on his or her own, uses a walker or cane, or have other physical limitations, if he can walk, he can increase the tempo of his walking just a little bit. That will help elevate the heart rate just enough to provide valuable exercise.

2. Stairclimbing.

It’s important not to misconstrue this as meaning the senior should walk up and down stairs until he is exhausted. The older people get, the more muscle mass they lose, and that can lead to more challenges and even risks going up and down stairs. With the support of a caregiver, the senior can step up one step, and then back down. Using the support of the caregiver to hold him in balance, repeat this for 15 minutes and he will feel the wonderful benefits in his legs and throughout his body as his heart pumps more oxygen every minute.

3. Sitting down.

Who would’ve ever thought that sitting down could be incredibly beneficial for exercise? However, it’s not the act of sitting down that is so beneficial but the act of getting back up. Encourage the senior to sit down and then get back up repeatedly for up to 15 minutes.  The caregiver will want to help the senior by providing balance and support when he does this exercise.

To avoid repetition and becoming bored with any particular activity, mix-and-match any of these three, or all three, and the senior will be getting tremendously beneficial exercise that can provide him or her more energy, more strength, and more stamina.

If you or an aging loved on are considering home care in Perry, FL, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today: (FL) 850-386-5552 , (GA) 229-236-5552 . Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida & South Georgia

Jami D. Eddy

Jami Eddy is the Administrator and an owner of Hopewell In-Home Senior Care. She graduated from Florida State University in 2005 with a major in criminology and a minor in psychology. Jami has been with Hopewell for more than 10 years and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business.