Apr 18, 2017 by Chris Gamble
It is extremely important that seniors eat right and exercise in order to be in good physical condition. These healthy habits can help to prevent injuries and diseases. Keeping the mind sharp with brain exercises like puzzles can also contribute to maintaining health.
When it comes to senior care and physical activity in Orange, CA, the benefits are enormous. Exercise has the power to improve your senior loved one’s quality of life and help them feel better emotionally and physically. While low-impact exercise such as swimming, is a wonderful way to keep in shape, there’s another way to ease ailments and prevent injuries and disease: yoga.
While many might think that yoga involves contortions of the body, it involves a lot more than being bendy. The basic tools of yoga involve breathing and gentle poses for relaxation. Restorative yoga in particular helps seniors with osteoarthritis pain, imbalance and joint stress, among other ailments. A daily routine of yoga offers a host of advantages.
Yoga reduces hypertension. High blood pressure is the 2nd leading cause of kidney disease, and it can also cause heart attacks. Daily, gentle yoga will help reduce blood pressure and the lower the risk of a heart attack in seniors.
Yoga is Affordable
There are many community centers that offer free or low-cost yoga classes for people of all ages. Many senior care centers have yoga classes, as well. All your loved one needs is a mat!
Yoga is Accessible
There is literally a pose for every body, no matter how limited your senior loved one’s movement happens to be. Yoga can be done on the floor, in a chair or standing up.
Yoga Improves Flexibility
Many seniors—particularly women—suffer from joint pain and osteoarthritis. Yoga helps loosen muscles and provides relief from stiff joints, which can greatly improve your loved one’s life.
Yoga Improves Mindfulness
Through breathing exercises, your loved one can listen to their body and be aware of their thoughts. They can practice being mindful of the world around them.
Encourage your senior loved one to try yoga one day soon! Our team of professional senior care providers can help you find a yoga class that is suitable for your loved one’s specific needs, as well as provide transportation to and from sessions. Contact us or call (714) 450-6494 to schedule a free in-home consultation, today.
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