How often do you exercise? You might be in your 40s or 50s and exercise every other day. Or you might be in your 60s or early 70s and exercise has sort of taken a backseat to other aspects in your life. Exercise is vital to not only maintain strength and stamina, but also to exercise the heart.
Never forget that the heart is a muscle and, just like every other muscle in your body, requires exercise to stay healthy.
The older you are, exercising can still be incredibly beneficial. Even necessary. But as people get older and begin to struggle with basic tasks of everyday life, the idea of exercising begins to take a backseat.
This is especially true when you struggle with balance and other activities.
If you have trouble just getting out of bed, walking up and down stairs, or doing other things that used to be easy, you are far less likely to want to exercise. At least not on your own.
That’s where elder care can make a world of difference. An elder care provider can assist an aging senior in doing a variety of activities, including exercising.
Just having that extra person standing there, supporting them, and being somebody to lean on and to hold the senior up when they need extra balance can be the difference between getting exercise and letting their body get weaker and weaker the older they are.
What happens when a person in their 70s is able to exercise regularly?
Does this mean he or she won’t get weaker? Of course not. However, it does mean they can slow down the progression of muscle loss and can remain stronger, which means they can still be active to some degree.
Elder care is a great benefit for aging men and women who are experiencing less strength, less mobility, or who are recovering from some major medical emergency like a heart attack or stroke or even an injury sustained in an accident.
If you are senior or know somebody who is and you believe exercise is still important to them, but they might not be doing it because of some physical limitation or challenge, encourage them to look into elder care options.
There are many available, including home care. An elder care provider can assist that senior in the comfort of their own home, allowing them to age in place, which is what more seniors prefer these days.
If you or an aging loved-one is considering Elder Care in Rahway, NJ or the surrounding areas please contact the caring staff at Perfect Touch Home Care Firm today! (908) 469-2701