Things may slow down as we age, but it’s important to keep active. At Santé, we understand that regular exercise can help prevent conditions such as heart disease or diabetes. It can also boost a senior’s mood and provide an opportunity to socialize with other seniors. That’s why exercise or physical therapy is often a component of our home health care and in-facility rehabilitation programs.
According to the National Institute on Aging, there are four major categories of physical activity: endurance, strength, flexibility and balance. The institute recommends that seniors perform at least one activity of each type daily to maintain coordination and physical health. Today, we’re focusing on low-impact aerobic activities in the endurance category. These exercises can get your heart pumping without putting too much stress on your joints.
Regular exercise can help seniors maintain their independence as they age. It may also relieve arthritis symptoms, reduce blood pressure and help you live longer. Here’s the best news: You don’t need strenuous exercise to improve your health. Even low-impact physical activities have a positive effect on the body! Contact Santé online or at 480-563-2402 today to see how we can help you integrate exercise into your home health care or therapy program.