3 Fun Exercise Routines that You Can Do at Home with Seniors
Did your senior loved ones ever slip on a wet floor before? Was there an instance where your seniors felt numb when they were about to hold something? Do you think they are having a hard time managing long walks because their feet could not take it anymore? These are just some warning signs that your senior loved ones might need some activities to keep them active and healthy.
Fitness starts at home. Before you decide that you want to be healthy for the rest of your life, you must make a deep commitment to it. You eat good food and reward yourself with some chocolates and cakes every now and then. When you commit to fitness, you must be willing to sacrifice a lot of things and discipline yourself to not be tempted to put off gym sessions and give in to “cheat days”.
The same things apply to our seniors as well. As caregivers, it is our job to keep them healthy. We can engage in simple exercise routines or we can have a habit of afternoon walks with our patients. At Colorado Family Quality Home Care, our trusted partner of Home Care in Aurora, Colorado, we provide home exercise programs for seniors.
Here are some of the exercises that we recommend you to do with seniors:
- Play some sports
If the seniors were sports enthusiast in the past, today may be the best time to relive such passion. You can ask them the kind of sports they play. You can schedule a play time with them at least three times a week or if you are not that athletic, you can enroll them in a nearby sports club where they can mingle with other seniors.
- Dance out your sweat
On some days when seniors are feeling groovy, you can look for some exercises on the internet that you can follow together. This is a good way to bond and to release the stress from all the caregiving demands. Your senior patients will also enjoy the music and all the actions that you need to execute.
Because we want caregiving to be fun, you can also encourage all the other members of the family to join. Hence, this kind of Home Exercise Programs is not just for our senior loved ones but it is good for all ages.
- Balancing and Flexibility exercises
This is another essential exercise routine that we can do with seniors. We can spend at least 10-15 minutes in a day meditating and taking deep breaths. It helps calm down the senses of seniors and have that balance despite their busy and stressful condition.
Moreover, you can also do some simple stretching activities like:
- shoulder stretches
- hamstring stretches in sitting position
- hip rotation exercises
- knee bends
- small wall push-ups
If you want to know more about the recommended exercise routines for the seniors, you can ask our therapists at Colorado Family Quality Home Care. For details, you can call us at 303-632-7225.