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Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for people of any age. And especially important for seniors!
But what can people who have joint pain or mobility issues do to get the regular exercise that they need? Let’s take a look at a variety of easy, low-impact exercises that may be a good fit for building your aging loved one’s exercise routine!
The most basic of low-impact exercises is walking. Even with limited mobility, this is an exercise that most people can do for a little bit every day.
Encourage your loved ones who are out of shape or just out of practice to get into the habit of walking over the course of a couple of weeks. Even squeezing in a 10-minute walk every day is a lot healthier than inactivity!
Walking isn’t an option for every senior! Luckily, there are lots of options for loved ones who are wheelchair bound or suffering from arthritis or degenerative disease in their lower extremities.
Seniors with a variety of ranges of motion can enjoy some upper body chair exercises. Start by warming up with some simple neck stretches and shoulder circles to loosen up tight joints.
Move on to strengthening the arm muscles by using light weights or canned goods to perform a seated row, drawing the elbows back and squeezing the shoulder blades together, and then extending the arms forward again. Cool down the triceps and engage the trapezius muscles by doing some slow shoulder rolls after that!
Finally, strengthen the core by doing some seated abdominal twists.
Swimming on its own makes for an excellent full body workout without heavy impact on the joints. Additionally, your loved one can try some swimming exercises to mix things up some!
Using a kick board or the side of the pool, seniors can straighten their legs with quick kicks or slower leg swings.
Limited leg movement? Try using water weights to do arm circles, arm curls or a chest fly!
Keeping your loved ones healthy and independent is our top priority at Executive Care of Avon Lake. Visit us online to learn more about our services!
Nutrition is an important thing for quality of life in our aging loved ones. But not everyone has the time or passion to spend a ton of time cooking. That’s where these easy, delicious and nutritious recipes come in!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The senior in your life shouldn’t skip it for lack of time!
Get the day off to a fast start with some microwave-friendly banana split oatmeal. This recipe makes for a sweet and versatile breakfast or can be used as a healthy dessert!
Looking for something heartier or more savory? An eggy breakfast frittata comes together more quickly than you might think and can serve two—or provide leftovers!
Salads make an excellent choice for a quick and healthy lunch. A Chinese chicken cabbage salad is hearty and provides lots of essential nutrients! If your loved one isn’t a fan of Napa cabbage, try substituting his or her favorite lettuce instead.
A classic three bean salad is full of protein and flavor and is perfect for preparing ahead of time for a tasty lunch any time. This salad also makes a great easy side dish for family gatherings!
Looking for a simple side dish to pair with leftovers? Try an easy Greek salad! This dish comes together in just 10 minutes, and can be made into a whole meal by adding some chicken or lamb.
Feeling fruity? Try this low-calorie, vitamin-packed poppy seed fruit salad!
When it comes to making a tasty dinner, nothing is easier than a one-dish meal!
Nothing is more filling than a hearty beef stew. An instant pot will make this dish come together faster and easier than ever, but browning your meat ahead of time and using a slow cooker will still result in a meal with little effort and big taste.
This one pot chicken teriyaki recipe is another tasty dish that will feed a lot of people or yield a lot of leftovers! You can also make this one even quicker using an instant pot or pressure cooker, if you have one.
Vegetarian? A one pot vegetarian chili is sure to spice up your day!
Quality home care for your aging loved ones is our priority at Executive Care of Avon Lake. Visit our website to learn more about our services!
I’d like to convey to you how wonderful the aide Afia is for my mother’s care. She has been with her since last January and has become more than just a caregiver. She truly “cares” and is skillful in her abilities. My mom has had several health situations and her current health has improved to the best she has been in several years. Both her doctor and my family attribute a large part of that to Afia’s care. She is diligent about her diet and sleep patterns, and her “toileting” issues. All of this has contributed greatly to my mom’s overall improved health and her peace of mind as well as our family’s peace of mind. We cannot say enough about her. We are also very satisfied with Executive Care all the way around, from the billing department and everyone we speak with on the phone, very courteous and professional.Cindi E
It’s almost five years since we have been receiving caregivers through Executive Care, and I would like to take this transitional period to express our appreciation for the services you have provided thus far. We are particularly appreciative of the special attention and care Lili has given to our case. Lili has been very sensitive to our particular needs and it has been and remains important to us to have consistency in the arrangements by having Lili as our go-to person in light of Dr. E’s special needs. It is apparent that Lili has many other important responsibilities, so we wanted to thank Executive Care and Lili for the efforts she has made on our behalf.Judge Naomi E
I have had business dealings with Executive Care for some time now and have invariably been very satisfied. The personnel have been considerate, trustworthy, capable and always responsive. They have provided a genuine physical and emotional lift to the patient, in my case an elderly, frail sister. I do not hesitate to recommend the organization for the services rendered.Samuel S
At Executive Care, our mission is to improve quality of life for our clients and their families, while focusing on service excellence.
To be the Home Care company of choice for clients, their families, caregivers and our community.
What makes Executive Care unique is our devotion to client experience. At Executive Care, providing our clients with peace of mind is more than a corporate mission statement; it is the sole reason for doing what we do.