This week, we will be focusing on weight training safety and techniques that are good for seniors. Some seniors, especially the ones that have been exercising consistently for a long period of time, may want to consider doing as much weight training as possible. Weight training is a great way to keep your muscles working and your blood flowing. Not only can it help your muscles, but it can also help your balance and coordination, so you can prevent a fall before it happens. Mixing weight training with cardio every week is a great way to balance out your routine.
We are back this week with some great activity and sports suggestions that will help you become a healthier and stronger senior. As we have stated in past blog posts, it is very important for everyone, especially seniors, to be as active as possible. There are many ways you can stay fit and active, and not all of them are very strenuous. Staying fit in your old age can add years to your life, but only if you maintain your goals and stay on track. Use your good health as proper motivation to keep it where it needs to be. The easiest way to do this is to make a proper routine, and we will help you do just that in future blog posts, so be sure to check back with us weekly. Now onto this weeks topic.
This week’s focus is staying safe while exercising. The first thing any senior citizen should do before exercising is to check with their doctor to see if he or she is healthy and fit enough to work out without getting hurt. Some people may have certain limitations that prevent them from being mobile in a safe manner. Your doctor will know for sure whether or not you can put the strain on your body that comes with even the simplest of exercises.
Exercising is considered by most professionals to be the best thing an elder can do to delay some of the side effects that come with aging. If it is done correctly and in a safe way, it can even add up to two or three years onto your lifespan. On top of improving overall general health, regular exercise can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, prevent diabetes, depression, anxiety, and insomnia, as well as certain cancers. Balance and strength can also improve, lowering your risk for an accidental fall.
It is common for children to say that they don’t have an appetite and would rather play than eat their vegetables, however it becomes a concern when the elderly doesn’t eat and claim that they don’t have an appetite.
According to Heather Schwarts who is a nutrition expert at the Stanford Hospital and Clinics, lack of appetite in seniors mostly thirst is a common occurrence in aging, however is it still something to be concerned about?
Let us first look into the reason why loss of appetite is normal. Though it is not a major concern, it is still something to look out for if they suddenly eat less and less. There are a lot of factors that contributed to a senior’s appetite.
These days we have forgotten what Thanksgiving is all about. We are more focused on what would be served on the table, how the house should look like and who to invite for Thanksgiving dinner. However, despite the consumeristic approach of this day, we still manage to be thankful for something. This is something that should be re-focused for Thanksgiving especially for the ones that need it the most.
Are you a new caregiver? Congratulations and welcome to the world of caregiving. However, we do have a bit of news for you: Caregiving doesn’t come with a manual. However, what’s good about it is that it encourages the caregiver to exercise their creativity and patience to be able to come up with ways on how they could improve their senior’s life without stressing themselves out in the process. One of the effective ways is by receiving the help of a pet.
We all know that caregiving is a hard task. You have devote majority of your time to taking care of your senior while trying to keep up with daily chores, increasing amount of improvements, trends and innovations in the field of caregiving and your own health. However, this could be dealt with by knowing the proper skills to utilize and master and when you do so, you will find out that being a caregiving can be satisfying and fulfilling as a profession.
Though there are many diseases, which seniors suffer from, caregivers everywhere are being asked to be vigilant for signs that point to Legionnaire’s Disease. What is this big deal on Legionnaire’s disease?
Summer is one of the most highly anticipated seasons of the year and everyone and anyone can benefit from it. However, at the other side of the coin, this is also the season where diseases can sprout at any time. Some of these diseases can be dangerous for the elderly. One of these diseases that caregivers should look out for is Lyme Disease.