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Elderly Exercise Program

As we as a whole need to lead a sound and malady free life, along these lines, becoming more established is no reason to quit working out. Truth be told, it has been demonstrated over and over that, consistent practice enhances our prosperity. Practice can especially individuals who have endured a stroke or utilize a wheelchair. Three out of each four elderly people don’t get enough work out. Driving a stationary way of life likewise puts senior subjects at an expanded danger of creating medicinal confusions, for example, hypertension, diabetes, high blood cholesterol levels, joint pain and osteoporosis, and so on. It can likewise be a reason for continuous emotional episodes, diminished mind capacity and discernment. Regardless of what is your age, taking after senior practice projects will improve you feel.

Most of the, especially designed exercise program for the elderly, basically focus on strengthening muscles, increasing flexibility and recuperating cardiovascular health. Strong muscles help to lessen stress on the arthritic joints of the elderly people by absorbing shock and preventing the occurrence of injury. Certain flexibility exercises like tai chi and yoga can greatly help to increase the range of motion of their joints and muscles. Cardiovascular exercise, on the other hand improves the function of heart and lungs. These exercises also help to boost their endurance and mood. Senior citizens can participate in effective cardiovascular workouts, such as walking, dancing, swimming and bicycling to enjoy a new level of fitness.

Range of motion in simple words, describes your ability to move your body, like how high you can raise your arms or bend your legs, comfortably. Range-of-motion exercise programs for the aged individuals aims to increase their ability to move their body without any sort of pain. This program includes various sets of repetitive and progressive stretching exercises. Physical therapists, nurses or nursing assistants help to move arms and legs of the elderly people during the course of passive range-of-motion exercises. Senior people can also move their limbs on their own during the active range-of-motion exercises. Although, these exercises are extremely beneficial for all elderly people, but these can prove especially useful people suffering with weakness or paralysis from a stroke or stiffness and pain due to arthritis.

Senior citizens who use a wheelchair to move around can also seek the benefits of exercises. Special exercise programs for chair-bound elderly people aims to focus on strength training, flexibility and endurance. Free weights, otherwise known as dumbbells, for repetitive lifting are used for these exercises. Performing yoga and breathing exercises in bed and in the wheelchair can help to improve flexibility in them. Some exercise program for the elderly and disabled people also makes use of especially designed swimming pools for wheelchair-bound patients. As, swimming and other aqua exercise programs strengthen the muscles and improve balance, hence these are included in senior exercise programs. Water exercise programs even enhance bone density of postmenopausal women. Increased bone density reduces the chances of a fracture or brittle bones.