Exercise to Fend off Disability

In-home Caregivers Encinitas Staying Active

In-home Caregivers in Encinitas Want Seniors to Get Moving!

The word “retirement” means different things to different people. For some, it means the opportunity to do things that have been made impossible by the restrictions of career: traveling across the country; volunteering in the community; transforming the property into a gardening paradise. For others, it means a transition from an active to a sedentary lifestyle. But in-home caregivers in Encinitas warn that slowing down too much could actually lead to disability.

Keep the Muscles Active

Many health experts argue that, despite the popular trend, frailty in old age is not “normal,” and certainly not inevitable. Many people are able to stay fully active long into their senior years, and even those who struggle with declining health can extend their physical strength by staying active. That doesn’t mean a trip to the gym for a high-intensity workout every day, but simply a walk or mild aerobics.

Some Exercising Tips

Even if your loved one is already facing the challenges of weakening muscles, he or she can oppose the trend by starting a low-intensity workout program. Medical experts do advise that seniors with health problems have a capable family member or caregiver accompany them to ensure that they do not exceed their physical capabilities while exercising. In-home caregivers in San Diego County are happy to help their clients embark on a new exercise routine!

Working Out with In-home Caregivers in San Diego County

Professional caregivers who have a familiarity with senior health issues can help clients stay active, stay mentally engaged throughout the day through conversation, and get the nutrition they need with delicious, healthy meals. Your loved one may be looking forward to some well-deserved rest after a long career, but make sure that physical exercise is an integral part of that rest.

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Originally posted 2014-06-03 10:30:32.

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About Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.