Elders Can Do These Easy Exercises

Before an older adult can start exercising at home, a home care agency in Monterey, California, may need medical clearance from the doctor. Considering the senior’s preexisting conditions and medications is necessary before exercising.

Once a senior gets the clearance, building an exercise program comes next. A home care provider helps select the intensity, frequency, and types of exercises according to a senior’s mobility and range of motion. The recommended exercise guidelines that the World Health Organization published in 2020 need to be well-implemented in the program. For aerobic exercises, WHO recommends 150 to 300 minutes of moderate intensity for a week. Another option is 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous weekly training. Seniors can do aerobic exercises at home, like brisk walking, jogging, running, and even gardening.

If the senior is in an elderly residential option with a pool, maximize the pool for water aerobics, especially if the elder has knee pain. Flutter kicking, aqua jogging, leg lifts, and standing water push-ups are examples of water aerobics. Walking the dog counts as both an aerobic and endurance exercise. In a way, the owner already fulfills one aspect of their pet care duties. It’s also a way of spending time with one’s pet.

After getting sweaty and tired from exercising, a cool-down routine is a must. Yoga and seated stretches are some examples. After that, a home care provider proceeds with their typical duties related to personal care in California.

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