Fun Forms of Exercise for Seniors

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Exercise is important at any age, even into the senior years. However, some people don’t enjoy exercise.
It seems like a chore and it just isn’t fun. So, how does your older family member get the recommended 150 minutes of exercise in, per week, when they just don’t like it? Well, the good news is that any kind of physical activity and in any amount at a time counts toward the total. So, if they take a short walk around the block, it counts. That also means that exercise doesn’t have to be a structured workout. Other forms of physical activity that don’t seem so much like work also count, like the fun forms of exercise suggested below.

Senior Care in Plantation FL: Fun Exercise for Seniors
Senior Care in Plantation FL: Fun Exercise for Seniors


Dancing

Seniors who enjoy dancing might consider joining a dance class. There may be one in your community just for seniors. If not, any class for adults will do. One of the great things about dance is that there are so many different kinds. Your older family member could try a ballroom dance class, a tap class, jazz, or even hip hop. Another benefit of a dance class is that it gives them a chance to socialize with others. Not interested in a class? There’s nothing wrong with putting on some music and dancing around the living room.

Home care providers can help by dancing at home with the senior or by driving them to dance classes.


Walking with Friends

Seniors can buddy up with friends to walk together. This makes it more fun because they’ll have someone to talk to. In addition, it gives them an incentive to walk every day because they will want to see their friend and may not want to disappoint them by backing out. While walking with other people may make for good conversation, a dog can also be the perfect friend to walk with. They provide companionship and may also spark conversation with the people the senior comes across. During the walk.

A home care provider can be the person your aging relative walks with. Not only can they offer conversation, but a home care provider can ensure the senior stays safe on their walk.


Gardening

Did you know that gardening is considered a good form of physical activity for seniors? It is! Gardening involves a lot of bending, kneeling, squatting, digging, and lifting. Seniors get the added benefit of growing healthy and delicious vegetables for the dinner table or gorgeous flowers to beautify their yard.

Home care can assist older adults with gardening by helping them to kneel down and get back up, carrying heavy watering cans, and bringing them the tools they need.


If you or a family member are in need of hiring Senior Care in Plantation, FL, call the caring professionals at Star Multi Care today at (954) 870-4770. Providing service in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Weston, Southwest Ranches, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Lighthouse Point, and Wilton Manors.


Sources
Webmd.com
Mayoclinic.org

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.