When it comes to exercise, many seniors think they’re too old or too poor of health to do it. But here at Morality Home Care, we know that exercise is vital for everyone—even seniors!
If your senior loved one is hesitant about exercising because of one of these myths, here are some facts:
- Myth: Seniors need to avoid exercise.
Fact: Older adults who exercise regularly are less likely to experience injuries; they can even improve their cognitive function.
- Myth: Seniors should avoid lifting weights or doing anything else that could cause them to get hurt.
Fact: Lifting weights is not only safe, but it can also improve your balance and reduce the risk of falls.
- Myth: Seniors should avoid running because it might cause a heart attack or stroke.
Fact: Running is an excellent way to keep your heart strong, especially if you lift weights regularly as well. Also, running is protective against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Exercise is great for seniors, but it’s not always easy to convince an aging loved one to get moving. If you’re looking for help in encouraging your loved one to get their heart pumping, our companion care services can help.
We train our caregivers to provide Personal Care in Northwest Indiana while encouraging your loved one to be active and engaged in their community.
We also provide non-medical assistance for seniors who need assistance with daily tasks.
This includes bathing, dressing, cooking meals, light housekeeping, and more.
Whether you need someone who can help improve your loved one’s physical fitness or need attendant care services for them, we’ve got you covered.
Contact us for more information.