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If your aging loved one is looking for an active and independent lifestyle, getting daily exercise is especially important! However, many seniors have some joint pain or mobility limitations that can make regular exercise very difficult.
So, what can these individuals do? Let’s take a look at some low-impact exercises that are easy for people with limited mobility to work into their daily routine!
Many people may not think of walking as an exercise. But this most basic mode of getting around is also the most basic form of low-impact cardiovascular exercise!
Encourage your loved ones that are out of shape or just out of practice to get into the habit of walking over the course of a couple of weeks. Even squeezing in a 10-minute walk every day is a lot healthier than inactivity!
While walking is a great exercise for many people, it isn’t an option for everyone. That’s especially true for older adults who have limited mobility or joint pain. Fortunately, there are exercises that can be done without even leaving your chair!
Some low-impact upper body chair exercises are perfect even for people who don’t have great range of motion in their lower bodies. Start the seated workout off with some simple neck stretches, arm stretches and shoulder circles to warm up.
Next, use some light weights or canned foods to perform some basic strength exercises. Pull the elbows back, weights in hand, and squeeze the shoulder blades to perform a seated row. After a few reps, move onto some slow shoulder rolls—make sure to hold onto those weights!
Exercise the core from a chair with some gentle seated abdominal twists to finish off this workout.
Any kind of swimming provides a great workout, since you’re moving your entire body while not having to deal with the force of gravity. But you don’t have just swim laps! You can also incorporate swimming exercises to mix things up some!
Using a kickboard or the side of the pool, seniors can straighten their legs with quick kicks or slower leg swings.
Limited leg movement? Try using water weights to do arm circles, arm curls or a chest fly!
Keeping your loved ones healthy and independent is our top priority at Executive Care of Southern Ocean. Visit us online to learn more about our services!
What do you do when your aging loved one doesn’t have energy to cook and you don’t have time? Don’t resort to takeout. Try these easy and fast recipes!
Nobody should skip the most important meal of the day! There are plenty of fast ways to get all of the essential nutrients a balanced breakfast offers.
Start the day fast—and right—with a microwave-friendly banana split oatmeal. This healthy and versatile recipe is perfect for a sweet breakfast or healthy snack.
Looking for some savory fare? This delightful breakfast frittata comes together more quickly than you might think and serves two—or makes leftovers for the next day!
Salads are great for a fast and tasty lunch. Take stock of your fridge and toss together one of these great ideas.
A Chinese chicken cabbage salad is delightfully delicious and full of nutrients. Make it your own by swapping out the cabbage or chicken for the lettuce or meat of your choice.
The classic three bean salad is an essential side dish for family gatherings. But it can also be made in the evening as a ready-to-go lunch!
Complete any lunch with a Greek salad on the side. Or add some chicken and lamb on top for this salad to be a complete meal on its own.
Feeling sweet? Try a low-calorie, nutritionally dense poppyseed fruit salad!
What’s easier than a dinner made in one dish? Nothing.
A hearty beef stew is an incredibly filling staple! Let it stew all day in a slow cooker, or bring this recipe together quickly with an instant pot.
Make lots of food with little effort with this one pot chicken teriyaki recipe! This can feed the entire family or provide leftovers for a week of easy dinner.
This one pot vegetarian chili is perfect for diet restrictions or Meatless Mondays.
Quality home care for your aging loved ones is our priority at Executive Care of Southern Ocean. Visit our website to learn more about our services!
I’d like to convey to you how wonderful the aide Afia is for my mother’s care. She has been with her since last January and has become more than just a caregiver. She truly “cares” and is skillful in her abilities. My mom has had several health situations and her current health has improved to the best she has been in several years. Both her doctor and my family attribute a large part of that to Afia’s care. She is diligent about her diet and sleep patterns, and her “toileting” issues. All of this has contributed greatly to my mom’s overall improved health and her peace of mind as well as our family’s peace of mind. We cannot say enough about her. We are also very satisfied with Executive Care all the way around, from the billing department and everyone we speak with on the phone, very courteous and professional.Cindi E
It’s almost five years since we have been receiving caregivers through Executive Care, and I would like to take this transitional period to express our appreciation for the services you have provided thus far. We are particularly appreciative of the special attention and care Lili has given to our case. Lili has been very sensitive to our particular needs and it has been and remains important to us to have consistency in the arrangements by having Lili as our go-to person in light of Dr. E’s special needs. It is apparent that Lili has many other important responsibilities, so we wanted to thank Executive Care and Lili for the efforts she has made on our behalf.Judge Naomi E
I have had business dealings with Executive Care for some time now and have invariably been very satisfied. The personnel have been considerate, trustworthy, capable and always responsive. They have provided a genuine physical and emotional lift to the patient, in my case an elderly, frail sister. I do not hesitate to recommend the organization for the services rendered.Samuel S
At Executive Care, our mission is to improve quality of life for our clients and their families, while focusing on service excellence.
To be the Home Care company of choice for clients, their families, caregivers and our community.
What makes Executive Care unique is our devotion to client experience. At Executive Care, providing our clients with peace of mind is more than a corporate mission statement; it is the sole reason for doing what we do.