We know that each year more than one-third of people age 65 or older suffer a fall and many of those incidents cause serious injuries or in some cases even death. This is why preventing falls is extremely important for the elderly, and balance as well as strength excises can help to prevent falls.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) recommends simple exercises that do not require any special equipment other than a chair (and someone to assist you if needed) that can improve balance and increase lower body strength. The series of exercises include the following: tai chi, standing on one foot; walking heel to toe; and balance walk.
These easy-to-do exercises can be done throughout the day and only take a few minutes to do each of them. For further instructions on how they should be done, the NIH website offers a video on each exercise. In addition, the NIH recommends that seniors try to do other types of exercises that focus on improving endurance, strength and flexibility.
At MorningStar of Beaverton, we recognize the importance of exercising, and as such, provide our residents with a full calendar of daily activities that includes a variety of well-designed exercise programs. With our range of classes, there is something that is sure to please everyone. Our calendar includes: Tai Chi, fitness class, chair yoga, and seated dancing. Other opportunities for exercising include activities such as our walking group. We encourage you to take a look at our fun-filled calendar to see all of the activities and outings MorningStar senior living residents participate in.
This post is intended for informational purposes only. Please contact your health care provider with any questions or concerns you have regarding your health.
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