Our elders offered us steel-like support when we were young. At times, they neglected their own health to take care of
ours; all through our childhood, they frequently advised us to develop an active lifestyle. But as they grow older, they
struggle to follow their own words of wisdom. Inability to stay motivated, chronic diseases, and anxiety of going out
prevent them from regularly engaging in physical activity. Now, it is our duty to create or provide an environment where
they can thrive – physically, emotionally, and socially
Recommendations for Physical Activity for People Aged 65+
Do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity
Do functional balance training on 3 or more days a week to prevent falls
Do activities that require more movement throughout the day and sit less
Now, let's find out how we can help our elders to engage in regular physical activity.
Accompany Elders in Their Daily Physical Activities
Very often, seniors aged 65 and above struggle with numerous physical illnesses, and as a result, they are physically
weak. What few people understand is that they can be emotionally weak too. The fear of growing old, thoughts about
the afterlife, and being distant from their children can take a heavy toll on their mental strength. So it's better if we
become their companion when they go out to get their daily dose of physical activity. This will motivate them and will
make exercise fun, just something they look forward to and enjoy doing!
Introduce Your Elderly to Online Workouts
Your elderly parent or relative may not have the means or strength to go to the gym or your neighbourhood park. But
that's okay. You can convert your home into a mini-gym! These days, popular gyms offer online workout sessions. You
can avail them or can look for other alternatives. Pre-recorded videos, live streams, online workout routines are readily
available on YouTube and Instagram. These workout videos are highly engaging, age-appropriate, and offered by
certified trainers too.
Note: Initially, elders can face problems in operating digital devices or browsing the internet, but be patient with them.
Remember, kindness wins, always!
Turn to Expert & Certified Physical Trainers for the Elderly
Due to medical reasons, if your elderly can only engage in light exercises, then we suggest you hire professionals to
supervise them. Trained physiotherapists can better plan safe physical workout sessions for them, while helping them
to follow a daily exercise schedule. Certified trainers can also ensure that your elders engage in varied physical
activities such as strength and functional balance training, breathing exercises, stress management, and more.
Moreover, physiotherapy sessions or scheduled exercise at home can enable seniors to feel more at ease. After all, not
all elderly enjoy leaving the comfort of their home.
With utmost care and support, our elders enabled us to lead healthier and physically-active lives. Now, as we do the
same for them, let us commit to do it with love, compassion, and care. Our elders are the source of our existence, so let
us strive to make existence a bliss for them in the autumn of their lives.
At SaathEase, we tirelessly work to make growing old a positive experience. To this end, we offer a wide range of
caregiving services at home, including physiotherapy, therapeutic massages, and specialized physical training for people
with arthritis, muscle strain, joint pain, and more. Contact us to know more about our care giving services for the
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