Jumping jacks may not be part of your routine, nor may running the 50-yard dash. But, as seniors mature, exercise is still a vital part of everyday life. However, exercise takes on a new flavor. Summer time is typically the best time to get outside and begin an exercise routine unless you live in a very hot and humid climate like Fort Myers, Florida. In warm weather states, one may want to consider exercising early morning or indoors. It’s important to get up and move around to get the body and soul in balance.
The caregiver is one that may inspire and assist in exercise and movement in a variety of formats. One-way exercise and balance may be achieved is through Tai-Chi. Tai-Chi is a simple form of movement that allows the aging body to complete movements both physically and mentally. Exercise provides the movement that stimulates the blood flow to the brain. As blood flow increases, it is like a cleansing, as the endorphins are stimulated and reduce pain and stress.
Additionally, repetitious movements in Tai-Chi are like brain enhancers. Not only do the simple movements strength your core balance, but also your mental function. Thinking, processing, and moving is one way to be an active senior. The senior caregiver is fine-tuned to the needs of this population while providing in-home care, and can encourage and help the senior to achieve their objectives.
Exercise is just one of the many aspects of care that an in home caregiver can encourage. It may not be the jumping jacks that come to mind when you think exercise, but it will be a method of maintaining your health physically and mentally. In home care can encourage movement exercise to enhance your life, helping you find balance and stay well. Seniors need to exercise, too.