The Elderly and Physical Activities
Even if they are bed-bound, the elderly need some daily physical activities. Gentle exercises like walking, Tai Chi, swimming, yoga and others that don't stress arthritic joints are best. Learn how to keep the elderly physically active.
Articles About Elderly Physical Activities
- Beneath the Surface: Aquatic Exercise for the Elderly
Aquatic exercise for the elderly is an excellent form of low-impact workout. Aquatic exercise benefits extend beyond just the opportunity for an elderly person to work up a sweat without hurting their joints.
- No Gym Necessary: Daily Activities Can Improve Balance, Foil Falls in Seniors
A new report describes how older adults can incorporate helpful balance-enhancing exercises into their day-to-day lives.
- 4 At-Home Balance-Enhancing Exercises for Seniors
Regularly doing a few at-home exercises may help your elderly loved one enhance their balance and decrease their risk of falling. Here are 4 exercises that can help a senior with their coordination and balance.
- 6 Fun Activities That Count As Exercise
Of all the things a caregiver wants to do, exercise might fall last on the list. But exercise doesn’t always have to feel like work. Here are some fun exercises that can help keep you healthy.
- Physical Activity Guidelines for Arthritis Sufferers
Federal guidelines suggest exercise for arthritis sufferers. Research found people with arthritis need more exercise to stay healthy.
- Another Reason Why Exercise is Useful for People With Alzheimer's
A new study uncovers how a regular exercise routine could help people with Alzheimer’s maintain their ability to better perform everyday tasks.
- Your Life May Depend on It
Physical fitness is vitally important for both caregivers and their loved ones. Here's how Charlie and I manage to stay in shape.
- What Too Much Sitting Can Do to Your Body and Mind
New research sheds light on the dangerously sedentary lives of older women. Discover what too much sitting can do a person's body and mind.
- Why We Need to Sit Less and Move More
Boy, nobody is more guilty than I am! I sit way too much, especially in my home office looking at the computer screen. A new study shows it's not just enough to get exercise to maintain good health. We need to SIT LESS!
- Exercise for the Elderly
Is it safe for seniors to exercise? According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, almost all elderly individuals can benefit from additional physical activity. Aerobic exercise, stretching and strength training can help with heart health, flexibility, mobility, bone health, immune function, and stamina.