Because of joint problems, increased physical activity for seniors needs to be of the low-impact variety, meaning there is little-to-no hard impact with the ground. Here are four low-impact exercises seniors can enjoy, which will aid not only their balance and mobility but their overall health as well.
Millions of aging in place seniors fall every year, resulting in hip fractures, broken arms and head injuries. Unfortunately, many never fully recover from their fall-related injuries, and some end up losing their freedom and independence all together. If you’re currently taking care of an aging in place family member, see why helping them devise a good fall prevention strategy is so important.
Numerous studies have found that seniors who are more active tend to be happier, healthier and even live longer lives. But primarily due to the aging process itself, many elderly people have health conditions that limit their mobility and keep them from participating in activities like they should. For seniors who live alone, that resulting inactivity can eventually threaten their freedom and independence.