When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. As you know, endorphins help you to relieve stress, boost self-esteem, and trigger overall body health. Seniors with limited mobility need these feelings more than others so they can do appropriate exercise and enjoy their life. If you are a senior with limited mobility, don’t worry about falling or injuring yourself if you try to exercise. You can reap physical, mental, and emotional health benefits that exercise gives to you. Here we introduce some exercise that are suitable for seniors with limited mobility.
Seniors with limited mobility can strengthen their core through an abdominal press in seated position. In order to do seated abdominal press, you must sit on a chair. Fix your feet on the floor. Lock your elbows and place your hands on the knees. Try to engage the core by pressing your palms into your knees.
Everyone including people with wheelchairs and walkers can participate in Tai chi classes. Tai chi tries to teach you natural harmony through movement, deep breathing and focus in your body. So, it is particularly useful in improving balance for seniors with limited mobility.
Seniors with limited mobility can work their lower body while they’re sitting down. They must hold on to the arms of their chair for balance, flex the feet and raise both legs up and down from the knee joint in a slow motion.
Hold on to a bottle or just your hands above your head. Do this exercise while you close your palms, bend your elbows and just move your arms to work your shoulders and upper back.
Ball taps can strengthen a senior’s core so it will lead to better balance and stability just like the seated abdominal press. Sit on a chair. Keep your back straight and your abs contracted. Please do not lean on the back of the chair. Place a ball or something else in front of both feet. Lift one of your feet, tap the top of the ball and back to the start position.
Sit on the chair. Keep your feet on the ground about hip-distance apart. Place your hands behind your head while your elbows are bent. Twist your torso as far as you can do that comfortably. Stay at this position and return to center. Then do that for the other side.
Our goal at Advanced Medical is to help seniors with limited mobility to maintain an active lifestyle. When we say seniors with limited mobility, we are talking about people who need a wheelchair, walker, rollator and other healthcare equipment to maintain their independence. We have different tools that make homes a safe and suitable place for seniors with limited mobility. For more information on personalized eldercare in Vancouver and British Columbia, Canada, Call, email or visit us. We never forget that our customers deserve the best choices.