Exercise Helps Seniors Live Happier, Healthier Lives
Hello, dear reader, and welcome back to the Synergy HomeCare blog. If you have been keeping up with our posts at all, you are probably aware that we specialize in homecare services for Yuma area residents and, as a major part of our job, we try and share as much information with our readers as possible as it relates to the health of their senior loved one. While homecare services are important, we also feel that it is pivotal to make sure that all of our clients are taking appropriate steps towards making sure that their bodies are as healthy as possible. Exercise is an activity that all of our senior can take advantage of and, in today’s post, we are going to pick up where we left off last time and list out a few more of the benefits that exercising has for seniors. Keep reading below to learn more.
The Body Loves Physical Activity
Although it might not always seem like it, our bodies love physical activity. While we aren’t suggesting that you tell your senior loved one to start powerlifting in order to make sure that they are healthy, even a small amount of physical activity on a daily basis is enough to make sure that many seniors’ bodies are better prepared to fight of certain illnesses. Below, we have listed a few of the ways that exercise can benefit our clients.
- Increase Bone Density: For many seniors, bone density can become a serious issue later in life. When bone density decreases, the risk of fractures and breaks greatly increases. Luckily, exercise helps to protect against the loss of bone mass, reducing the chances of developing osteoporosis, and works to increase a person’s balance, further reducing the chance that they will take a nasty tumble.
- Improve Gastrointestinal Function: As a person ages, their stomach does not always perform as it should. Regular exercise, however, helps to boost a person’s metabolism and helps to promote the efficient elimination of waste and encourages proper digestive health. While it might seem like a small thing, seniors who take the time to make sure that their gastrointestinal health is in proper, working order can eliminate a lot of the nasty side effects that come along with a less than optimal stomach.
- Chronic Diseases: Regular exercise helps to lower the risk of developing serious chronic conditions such as dementia, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer in seniors. Taking every precaution possible to prevent these diseases from developing goes a long way in making sure that a senior is able to enjoy their life to the fullest.
Thank you for taking the time to read our short blog series on ways that exercising helps to increase the overall health of seniors. As always, if you would like to learn more about the homecare services that we provide or you feel that your senior loved one could benefit from our services, please contact us today at Synergy HomeCare of Yuma. We employ passionate caregivers that will take the time to make sure that your senior loved one is as happy and healthy as possible.