April 3rd, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized
As we move through the winter months, many of us find that our physical activity has declined. This is natural, given the cooler weather and sometimes dangerous outdoor conditions.
However, now that spring is just around the corner, this is a perfect time for seniors and their loved ones to start planning for ways to increase their physical activity. There are many possibilities, but here are a few to consider.
Go for a Walk
Few things are as enjoyable as a nice walk on a warm spring day. Of course, it is not quite summer yet, so you will still want to dress appropriately, perhaps with a jacket or sweater. Even so, getting out there and enjoy the crisp spring air is a great way to mark the beginning of a new season and increase your physical activity. Even a brief walk can do wonders for your breathing, circulation, and mental outlook.
Do Some Gardening.
For those of us who like to garden, spring is usually when we start thinking about tending to our plots again. Getting out to the garden and spending brief periods of time in there—whether weeding, planting, or just observing it grow—can be a significant source of pleasure, both for seniors and caregivers alike.
Perform Routine Activities Outdoors.
When the snow melts and temperatures rise, likely you can find opportunities to get outside and do some of your routine activities outdoors instead of inside. For example, is there a park nearby? If so, you might consider going there to do your morning stretches, eat a nice brunch, or read a good book. The simple act of moving these “indoor activities” outdoors can do a lot to boost your mood and level of physical activity.
These are just a few ideas for ways to get active in the spring. Of course, many of these activities are best done with the help of a caregiver. At Loved Ones, we specialize in home care for seniors. If you or your loved ones would like assistance in getting active this Spring, why not contact us today?