The Importance of Keeping Elderly Loved Ones Active

The Importance of Keeping Elderly Loved Ones Active

Whether due to health problems, weight gain, pain, or fear of falling, there are a number of reasons why people begin to slow down as they age. But unfortunately, leading a sedentary lifestyle is one of the worst things an aging person can do for their health.

At Home Helpers, we’re committed to enhancing every aspect of a senior’s life, which is why our Helpers encourage physical activity.

The Benefits of Regular Activity for Elders

Remain Strong and Mobile

Though it may be tempting to let a tired elder spend their days resting, a sedentary life can do much more harm than good. Elders who spend most of their day “relaxing” are at an increased risk of having atrophied muscles, trouble breathing, uneven balance, and poor blood flow.

Most notably, regular exercise helps keep older adults strong and mobile. A simple walk around the block each day can help keep your loved one feeling strong and balanced.

Improved Mental Health

Seniors don’t have to run in order to obtain a “runner’s high.” Regular exercise also has outstanding positive effects on a person’s mood. Because exercise releases endorphins, regular activity can help stave off depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses or negative thoughts.

It's Often a Social Activity

One of the greatest problems facing our elderly community is loneliness. From water aerobics to table tennis, there’s no shortage of ways to get your loved one up and moving with friends.

Be in the Business of Care

Simply put, elder care is a recession-proof business because there will always be an aging population that wishes to stay in their home, but needs some assistance in order to do so. By offering a helping hand to seniors in need, we help keep them happy, healthy, and thriving.

Do you want to become a part of our movement to help the world age comfortably and give time back to their dedicated family members? If you want to make someone’s life easier while delivering exceptional experience, reach out to our team at (808) 670-1072 or contact us online.