Physical Activity is Essential to Healthy Aging

Exercise is good for you, especially if you are over the age of sixty-five. As we age, our energy levels decrease, and our bodies become more fragile. Doctors and senior-care experts say to prevent problems and the risk of falling or injury, older individuals should aim to be as active as possible.

Regular physical activity and exercise for seniors help improve mental and physical health, both of which will help them maintain their independence as they age. Exercise can help prevent disease, decrease the risk of falling, and improve mental health and cognitive function. All of these are so important.

For seniors and their caregivers who are looking to add a little activity to their routine, we recommend that older adults spend about 150 minutes a week doing some sort of moderately intense activity like brisk walking. Additionally, some household chores and yard work can increase the heart rate.

Muscle-strengthening activities and exercises to improve balance should be included. These are activities anyone can do with a friend. We learned during the pandemic that people crave social interaction. Exercising together is a wonderful way to connect.

It all comes down to The Power of Love® and providing compassionate care that makes seniors feel seen, heard, and independent while providing purpose and passion for their senior caregivers.

Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care provides a variety of compassionate services to support seniors so that they can maintain their independence and enjoy life not just in their homes, but also in their neighborhoods.

Our services include companionship, light housekeeping, cooking, and shopping support, assistance with personal care, dementia care, pet care, and medication reminders. Visit our website to learn more about our services. You can also call or text us at 312-526-3666 to ask questions and start service for as little as 2 and 3 hour blocks of time.

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