By Guest Contributor – Eliza Megan
For seniors, home care plans can cover many essential needs of life, most important of all are exercise and nutritional management. Various home care services like Home Care Whittier provides such facilities. To have a healthy lifestyle for a greater lifespan it is very important to be active from a very early stage of life. Active And a healthy routine keeps the body at a recommended BMI, it is not only beneficial for the mental but also physical health and keeps diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure at normal level.
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Regardless of sex, and age everyone benefits from physical activities.
- Controlling body weight, calories are burned when you are engaged in physical exercise, the higher the intensity more calories are burned.
- Good cholesterol (HDL) is maintained when physical activities are part of daily routine which keeps diseases at bay,
- It regulates moods, endurance is increased when the muscle strength is improved by daily physical activity.
- Better sleep, daily exercise regulates the sleep patterns and is ideal for people suffering from insomnia just remember not to exercise near to bed timings as it boosts the energy.
- Boosts energy, important nutrients are delivered to tissues and improves heart and lungs which leads to more energy throughout the day.
- It can be fun and socializing.
1. Try Yoga
Yoga can be done indoors at any time of the day and is beneficial for every age group, it puts both mind and body at work. There are many tools and videos available on the internet to kick-start people who practice yoga for health-related reasons such as well-being, mental calmness such as stress control, even to avoid depression.
2. Do Exercises (workout) regularly
If you have no time to make it to the gym daily or the current financial crisis is giving you a hard time to pay gym fees, empty a little space in your living room and start sweating. Few sets of workout daily can contribute a great deal to the physical activity requirements
- Leg raises
- Knee push-ups
3. Keep yourself busy by cleaning house
Your daily physical activity goals include any exercise that might raise your heartbeat and leave you out of breath for a while. Therefore, household activities can contribute to your daily physical activity requirement like mopping, dusting, vacuuming.
4. Shake a leg (Dancing)
Dancing at a high phase is a great physical exercise especially if you are trying to lose a few pounds. Just 15 minutes of dancing at moderate to high phase in your bedroom to your favorite song can increase your well-being. it is also a quick mood booster.
5. Make Gardening a hobby
Gardening involves more physical activities than you can think of, mowing the lawn, digging, weeding requires strength and involves many movements. During gardening, all body muscles are stretched and used. It releases stress especially if you love gardening and nature.
6. Indoor activities with Kids
Sometimes you have to keep the kids inside especially when it’s extreme winter or summer. Younger kids are energetic, playful and keeping them inside can be chaos therefore get involved in their fun supervised activities that will keep both active and busy. Example of activities with your kids,
- Art and craft
- Scavenger hunt
- Hula hoops
- Jumping limbo
7. Sharpen your mind with Board games
Board games help to focus , reduce the screen time, reduce stress, as many board games involve strategy making it help sharpen the mind, increases the cognitive function, increase the confidence level
- Chinese board chess
8. Try practicing Aerobics
About 150 minutes of aerobic exercise is recommended but if the intensity is high the duration can be decreased to 75 minutes weekly. There are many aerobic exercise machines available like cross country, treadmill, cycle.
Aerobic exercise is
- Kicking /boxing
Have plenty of activities throughout the week, the intensity and duration of activities depend on the purpose of doing these activities. If you want to lose weight or have specific weight goals the duration may increase with a balanced healthy diet.
It is worth to consider that any chronic health problems such as any severe past inquiries, heart issues, or bone diseases like rickets, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, discuss it with your doctor before adding any physical activities into your routine. To live a healthy and energetic life physical exercises should be accompanied by healthy and balanced diet rich in minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants with no too little added sugar, no processed or can. ideal recommended diet by nutritionists are traditional Japanese diets (consisting of fruits and vegetables with lean protein)