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Exercise for Seniors in Nursing Homes
24 Benefits of Exercise for Seniors
Exercise for seniors is very beneficial to slow aging and aid in healing and strengthening against frailty. I managed to think of 24 more benefits of exercise for seniors!
Many exercises can be found for seniors that don't need that much help in performing them. However, there are also very many exercises for the elderly in care facilities.
Simple exercises for those in elderly care range from chair exercises, stretching exercises, breathing exercises, balance, and ball exercises. This is not an exhaustive list, of course.
For those with greater independent mobility and stability, they can try Yoga,aerobics, strength and dumbbell exercises, swimming and Pool Exercises, and can develop a daily exercise program.
Other additional considerations for exercise for the elderly are exercises for Arthritis, pain relief or pain management.
An activity director or caregiver, can also utilize various exercise equipment to work with their patients in groups or create their own exercise programs designed for the strengths and abilities of individual seniors. You may also consider incorporating any preferred music style to the exercises.
Can Exercise for Seniors Actually Help Alzheimer’s and Dementia?
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Sufferers can experience significantly slower deterioration when doing some regular exercise. According to information from Johns Hopkins, the one single most important thing people can do to guard their memory is … Read more about Exercise for Seniors with Alzheimer's and Dementia here.
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