Healthy Ways to Exercise for the Elderly

Exercise is important no matter what age you are. It is equally important to children, adults, and the elderly. At Catholic Health Services, our goal is to provide top of the line care for our elderly clients. More so, we know living a healthy and independent lifestyle is important to our clients, which is why we advise that all elderly individuals exercise on a consistent basis. By exercising and being active, you will be better equipped to take care of yourself. You will be able to maintain a healthy weight, mitigate the occurrence of illnesses, and be more mobile. Plus, you will also be more self-confident. The healthiest and safest exercise is walking. It is the best choice when you are first starting out, and it can be done anywhere. Another great exercising option is swimming or any activity in the water, because it keeps pressure of your joints. Then, there is yoga. It can keep the body out of pain while maintaining flexibility. Other options include sports, such as golf and tennis. The great thing about these exercise options is that you can start slow. Over time you will be able to do more. Overall, the goal should be to remain active and have fun. For example, if you do not like the formality of yoga, then go for a walk. Plus, all these activities can be done alone or with friends. It is much more beneficial to your health if you are actually enjoying what you are doing.