Exercise for Home Bound Seniors

Movement is important as you age and if you choose to age in place, Queen City Elder Care’s in-home caregivers can help facilitate easy ways to incorporate healthy exercise in your aging loved one’s day. It’s important to note, before starting any new exercise program, it’s imperative to get your doctor’s OK.

Here are a few senior-friendly exercise suggestions that can be incorporated daily.

A chair can be your best friend. Use a sturdy chair with no arms or a sturdy wall. Sit straight in your chair and make sure your feet are flat on the floor. Warm up with some light stretching. Try doing leg raises and arm raises while you’re sitting down. Repeat this 10 times, three times each day.

Walking is good for your heart, lungs, and muscles. You can still walk even if you have limited mobility, especially with the help of an in-home companion. Walking for even 5-10 minutes a day can improve your balance, and help relieve pain from arthritis or other joint pain conditions. Start with a walk around the block if it is possible, the fresh air is an added bonus!

Even small movements can help with your longevity and keep you mobile. Exercise helps prevent falls, reduce knee pain and even prevent cognitive decline. As you age, exercise becomes more important to help you maintain your independence. If you or your loved one needs in-home care in the greater Cincinnati, OH area, give Queen City Elder Care a call!