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From Frail to Fit: Best Senior Exercise Options

…not possible, exercises from a sitting position are available to build cardio strength. When possible, effective possibilities include:

  • Swimming or water aerobics
  • Dancing
  • Walking
  • Tai Chi
  • Bowling
  • Resistance Exercises: To build and strengthen muscles, resistance exercises can be performed with elastic bands, which are available in a range of tensile strengths….
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  • Exercise vs. Medication: What’s Best for Combating Common Senior Health Problems?

    …a number of health problems, this is particularly true. Studies are showing that, surprisingly, physician-approved older adult workout routines can be as beneficial as typically-prescribed medications in combating or treating many of the major causes of death. In one study, researchers compared the usefulness of exercise vs. medication. The results consistently showed that both medications and exercise shared practically…

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    Eliminate Senior Fitness Barriers With These Tips

    …no cost.

  • Illness or Fatigue: Exercises can be personalized to match the senior’s energy level, and he or she may slowly increase the endurance level over time.
  • Keep in mind that the way to ensure success with an exercise plan is to see that the older adult feels comfortable and safe with the plan and the exercises. If…

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    Therapy/Rehabilitation Services

    …daily living (eating, bathing, dressing, etc.)

  • Training to increase range of motion, coordination and endurance
  • Facilitation of oral motor skills
  • Physical Therapy:
    • Mobility training
    • Exercise to increase strength, range of motion and endurance
    • Balance exercise and training to address safety prevent falls
    • Home exercise programs
    • Home safety evaluations

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    Rehabilitation Services to Assist with Osteoarthritis Management Strategies

    …by a full 50 percent for some individuals. Exercise Routine physical exercise helps keep joints active, reduces pain and makes muscles around the joints stronger. Swimming is specifically appropriate for people with osteoarthritis since the water’s buoyancy provides for exercise with minimal impact stress to the joints while developing strength and increasing range of motion. Warm and Cold Therapy Warm…

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    Family Caregiver Tips: Practicing Self Care

    …engaging in a favorite pastime, going for a walk, reading a book in a favorite spot or sipping on a latte at your favorite coffee shop.

  • Exercise on a regular basis, even if it means finding someone else to provide care for your loved one while walking or attending an exercise class.
  • Eat nutritious meals and get plenty…
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  • Therapy In Your Home: Know When It’s Right For You

    …Physical Therapists help with home safety evaluations and exercise programs as well as mobility training. Our physical therapists will provide training and exercise for balance to address safety and prevent falls. If a client has or needs adaptive equipment, the therapists will provide instructions on how to use them.

      Occupational Therapy: Our occupational therapists help facilitate oral motor skills…

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