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Safe Exercise Routines for Seniors
Posted: 5/9/2018 2:11 PM by
Eating right, getting enough rest, and moving your body more can help anyone beat stress, especially seniors. Interim HealthCare of North Charleston, SC, can help you or a loved one safely incorporate physical activities as a daily routine. Always check with a doctor before starting a new exercise plan! Check our tips for beating stress in seniors below, and learn more about our
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Keep the Plan Simple
You don’t need an elaborate exercise plan to get moving and feeling great. Walking around your neighborhood, following videos in your own living room, or joining a fun dance program like Zumba will keep you active. It’s easier than you think!
Challenge yourself within the realm of your physical capabilities. This is a safe way to get in a great work out while avoiding any injuries. While you’re exercising, one of the most important things to pay attention to is your heart rate. Increase your heart rate with jumping jacks or brisk walking, and remember to take breaks when your body feels it needs to. Stay within the limits your doctor recommends, of course, but you need to feel the burn a little bit.
Have a Goal in Mind
There’s a reason that you're working out! You may want to lose a few pounds, tone your muscles, or simply live a healthier lifestyle. Whatever your reason is, being active will help you stay motivated to reach your goals. You can hold yourself accountable by keeping a journal about your health goals, or using sticky notes to remind yourself to exercise. If you decide to change your exercise routine, make sure you speak with your doctor to get approval.
Exercise without Worry
As you start to make exercise a more common part of your daily life, you may find that you want to be able to commit to exercise without worrying that your loved one might need something while you're otherwise occupied. This is a perfect opportunity to bring in senior care providers throughout the week who can help your loved one and give you peace of mind while you're away. If you or someone you love is in need of respite care please contact Interim HealthCare in North Charleston today!
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