Exercise is for EVERYONE at EVERY AGE and at EVERY LEVEL
Exercise is something we ordinarily associate with young people in sweatpants along with wristbands and headbands to absorb the sweat from an intense workout. However, we need to change our thinking a bit. Every person, no matter their age or health can incorporate some kind of workout routine to ensure they are remaining active and vital. You need don’t have to do a set of pushups, but you can do chair exercises to keep you fit. You don’t have to run to the gym to pump iron, but you can attach weights to you wrists or ankles while you do your routine from a sitting position. Exercise for elderly in Bay Ridge will certainly pay off in many ways.
Exercise for Weight Loss
By now everyone knows the more activitly, the more you burn energy calories, the more you lose weight. There are healthy weights for people at every age. Unfortunately, according to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 1 in 3 adults in the US is overweight. Furthermore, over 40% of men and women over 60 are overweight. We have written before about a healthy BMI for the elderly which you can check out here. In order to achieve this goal, let’s add some exercise to the mix to get you or your elderly loved one moving in the right direction.
Exercise for Common Elderly Conditions
Additionally, we can add exercise to improve common elderly conditions in seniors. A re-examination of past studies relating exercise and four common elderly serious conditions: heart disease; chronic heart failure; stroke, and diabetes, showed that in all but chronic heart disease, exercise can be as effective as drug intervention in lessening mortality from these diseases. This can be very good news for those looking for alternatives or complements to their drug therapy.
Here are some great videos for seniors:
The first is a 7 minute Stretching and the next one is 15 minute Workout
David York Agency is very mindful of all aspects of a client’s treatment plan including exercise. Please take advantage of our Exercise Worksheets Booklet that you can fill out with your healthcare provider to help you design a custom treatment plan for exercise for elderly loved one that is safe and effective.
David York Agency Home Healthcare Helps Seniors in Bay Ridge
At David York Agency, we understand the many challenges and risks faced by the aging and elderly and are dedicated to providing care to support them through all of those ups and down. At David York Home Healthcare Agency, extraordinary service is what sets us apart from other companies in Bay Ridge that provide in home healthcare services.
DYA we could provide direction as to how to manage the total care of your senior loved one. Whatever your care needs, we are there for you, always striving to exceed your expectations. For more information about David York Agency’s qualified, compassionate caregivers, contact us at (718) 376-7755. A free phone consultation can help you determine what services would meet your needs. We aim to provide you and your loved one with the assistance they need. If you’d like to hear more from us, please like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.