Five Exercise Safety Tips for Your Senior

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Exercise is beneficial for your aging adult, but if she’s ignoring safety considerations, that’s not a good thing at all. She runs the risk of injuring herself or causing problems she doesn’t need to worry about, like dehydration.

 

Elder Care in Hallandale FL: Senior Exercise

Elder Care in Hallandale FL: Senior Exercise

 

Following some of these tips can help to avoid those pitfalls.

Don’t Push Things

It’s natural for people of all ages to want to forge on in there with a new exercise program and give it they’re all. But that can actually cause some problems for your senior. A much better plan is to start out slowly with smaller exercise intervals and allow your senior to build up her strength and her endurance.

 

Breathe

Breathing is a big part of exercising properly. Your elderly family member might enjoy focusing on exercises that involve breathing, like yoga or tai chi. Even if that’s not her thing, make sure that you remind her to breathe while she’s exercising because holding her breath can cause her lungs to work too hard while she’s working out.

 

Use Safety Equipment

Safety is a huge issue for your senior, no matter what she’s doing. But when she’s exercising, it’s really important that she’s using whatever safety equipment is available for the activity she’s engaging in. The right footwear and clothing count as safety equipment, too.

 

Hydrate

Water is always important, but it’s especially crucial when your elderly family member is in the midst of exercising. This is trickier if your elderly family member doesn’t experience thirst in the same way that she used to experience it. Prompts to sip or breaks for water can also help.

 

Warm up First

Cold muscles are more prone to injuries and that is something that you want to help your elderly family member to avoid as much as you can. Warming up first helps to ensure that your elderly family member’s muscles and lungs get a chance to wake up and get the blood flowing. Warming up can be as simple as doing a few stretches or slowly walking in place for a few minutes.

 

Always remember to talk to your elderly family member’s doctor about her plans for exercising. He might recommend specific exercises or plans that help her to achieve her goals without wearing herself out. If your aging adult doesn’t have anyone to exercise with, it might be a good idea to hire senior care providers. They can offer companionship for your aging adult and peace of mind for you.

If you or a family member are in need of Elder Care in Hallandale, FL, call the caring professionals at Star Multi Care today at (954) 870-4770.
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About the author: Stephen Sternbach
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales. 1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002. In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies. Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.