Exercise and physical activity are good for just about everyone, including older adults. There are four main types and each type is different. Doing them all will give you more benefits.
Endurance, or aerobic, activities increase your breathing and heart rate. Brisk walking or jogging, dancing, swimming, and biking are examples.
Strength exercises make your muscles stronger. Lifting weights or using a resistance band can build strength.
Balance exercises help prevent falls
Flexibility exercises stretch your muscles and can help your body stay limber.
Before you start:
Make sure your doctor has certified you fit enough to exercise.
Elderly balance exercises are fun but they can also be challenging.
Make sure you have a stable family member on hand when you begin to practice these exercises.
You will be more confident in performing the exercises and having a helping hand to hold will allow you to better focus on maintaining your balance as you get used to the exercises.
You can call a family member to keep watch or in the event you live alone, you can call Greymate Care on 09090904226 for a companion while you exercise.
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