September is Healthy Aging Month. This September, focus on how you can age in a healthy way and care for others who are aging. There are many ways that you and your loved ones can participate in healthy aging acts, so read on to learn more.
Exercise is one of the most beneficial activities to participate in when aging. Regular movement positively affects the body and mind, especially in those who are aging. If you or a loved one isn’t interested in exercising, there are ways to make routine movements fun. For example, you can try going on walks in the park, attending group classes, or working with a personal trainer or physical therapist.
For some, it is easiest to exercise when working with others. If you or a loved one would feel more motivated to work out with a group, sign up for group classes. Many gyms and senior centers offer group exercise classes that can act as a great way for seniors to get in shape, while also meeting new people.
Other individuals may find their motivation to work out through a personal trainer or physical therapist. It is possible that your loved one is the type of person who requires a push to get moving. If this is the case, personal trainers and physical therapists are available to work with your aging loved one. Many physical therapists work specifically with older individuals and have a specialty in how to help the aging exercise in a way that is effective and healthy.
Working out doesn’t have to include heavy exercise. Simple activities that you can complete around the house count as exercise also. For example, you can count playing with your grandkids, gardening, or completing housework as exercise. You or your loved one can stay active by keeping up with family and household tasks.
If you or a loved one is aging, you may want to get in touch with Help at Home Homecare. We offer private home health care and nursing services to the aging. To learn more about our services, contact us at one of our Florida offices. We have offices in Sarasota, Bradenton, Naples, and Fort Myers.