Seniors Benefit From Regular Exercise And Activity
Exercise for seniors is essential to their physical and mental health and well-being. With ageing comes a natural tendency to lose muscle mass, flexibility, and endurance. As a result, seniors may struggle with mobility and some of their independence and the ability to do much-loved hobbies and activities. However, with regular exercise and proper nutrition, this physical decline can be slowed and even reversed.
Each Comfort Keepers client has unique abilities and needs. That is why we offer a range of exercise services for seniors in Peterborough. We tailor our services to provide our senior and other adult clients the right amount and types of exercise and are always mindful of the suggestions and contraindications as laid out by their health care professionals. These exercise services for seniors in Peterborough are provided by the special caregivers we call Comfort Keepers, to promote health, wellness, and independent living to its fullest.
Exercise Services for Seniors
Exercises for seniors don’t have to be complicated or highly specialized. Keeping things simple and geared to each individual’s physical abilities (with the guidance of health care professionals where needed) offers the best chance of an enjoyable and beneficial experience! Examples of our exercise services include:
Strength for Seniors
Seniors can benefit from muscle-strengthening activities in a variety of ways. Stronger muscles increase independent mobility and help to reduce the risk of falling which is the number one cause of injuries among seniors. Some examples of strength-building exercises suitable for many seniors include:
- Weight and resistance training at home
- Pilates classes
- Floor work routines
- Activities like horseshoes
Endurance for Seniors
Endurance is something many seniors struggle with. Low endurance is most often the result of an inactive lifestyle. The good news is, endurance is easily increased by getting more active. Our Comfort Keepers are willing and able to help bring movement and joy back into the lives of our senior clients. We can facilitate endurance-building activities including:
- Walking services for seniors around the block or hiking a nature trail
Getting active is easier and more fun for seniors when they have a companion to enjoy it with. Our Comfort Keepers are happy to fill that role and keep seniors safe while they move.
Flexibility and Range of Motion for Seniors
Exercising helps seniors stay limber and flexible which promotes their independence. Simple things that may have become challenging such as tying shoes or reaching high kitchen shelves can once again be possible without assistance.
Exercises and activities that often help improve flexibility and range of motion for seniors include simple things like:
- Tai-Chi or Yoga
- Backyard games like ball toss or horseshoes
- Household activities like gardening, vacuuming, and cooking
Contact Comfort Keepers Peterborough To Learn More
If you or a senior in your family needs support getting active, contact Comfort Keepers Peterborough to learn more about our Exercise Services for Seniors in Peterborough.