December 9th, 2017
January 1 is always a time of great hope and promise. The New Year signals the chance for a re-do, a chance to get the things done that you intended to all year but didn’t seem to find the time. The top New Year’s resolution for many people involves fitness, but this doesn’t just apply to the young. It’s crucial for seniors, too, to stay fit. They can achieve these goals in their own homes when they get the daily care, supervision and companionship they require as part of quality at-home senior care services. Just because your loved ones can’t readily get out and about on their own doesn’t mean they can’t get the daily exercise they need to stay healthy.
Not only is physical fitness good for the body, it’s good for the mind as well. Not only can seniors see marked improvement in arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, blood pressure, balance issues or walking difficulties, they can also enjoy lowered levels of stress, improvements in mood and decreased risk of depression, according to the National Institutes of Health. This last one is a biggie, because many seniors fall victim to depression when they feel cut off from the outside world, especially if they’re home bound. That’s why it’s so important to get fresh exercise every day and interact with loved ones and other care givers who can make them feel special and relevant in today’s world.
Staying active in their homes is easier than ever for seniors. Thanks to Advanced Home Care Services, the seniors in your life can remain in their own homes and experience some level of independence while getting the everyday assistance they need for medication reminders, bill paying, grocery shopping, personal grooming and camaraderie. Professional, reliable, high-quality senior care in Massachusetts is just a phone call away. If your loved one has made a New Year’s resolution to get fit and stay fit for their health, assist them in that endeavor any way you can. Stop by daily to take them for a refreshing walk around the neighborhood. Purchase light workout videos they can watch along with at home. Even an outing to the park to get fresh air and stretch the legs provides untold physical and mental benefits to seniors of any age. Happy New Year!