It’s the time of year when many people, including seniors, are focused on getting healthy. For many seniors starting to exercise is a priority because of the many health benefits that seniors can get from exercise. Daily exercise will help seniors improve their circulation, lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, and increase their flexibility. It’s often recommended that seniors exercise for at least 30 minutes a day. Seniors that want to make daily exercise a habit but are having trouble committing to 30 minutes of exercise a day can do these things to make daily exercise a habit:
Schedule A Time To Exercise Every Day
One of the easiest things that seniors can do to make exercise a habit is to set aside a certain time every day to exercise. Whether it’s getting up early to meet friends and exercise at the gym every morning or taking a walk around the block after dinner every night exercising at the same time of the day every day can help make exercise a habit. Seniors may even find that they get grumpy if they can’t get their exercise time after doing it every day for awhile.
Get Senior Home Care
Senior home care can help seniors exercise regularly by taking chores off their plates so that they have time to exercise. Your senior parent won’t be able to use chores as an excuse to avoid exercise if the senior home care provider is there to do the chores. And having senior home care will help keep seniors accountable. If your senior parent doesn’t exercise when they said they wanted to the care provider can remind your senior parent that they need ot do their exercise for that day.
Get Right Into Exercise Clothes In The Morning
Another thing that seniors can do to help make exercise a habit is to get into their workout clothes first thing in the morning. When seniors are dressed and ready to go exercise they are more likely to exercise. If seniors don’t get their workout clothes on and go workout immediately after they get up they may end up putting off exercising all day and then be too tired to go exercise at night. Seniors should always get up and get into their workout clothes right away so that they can exercise and get it out of the way first thing in the morning.
Exercise With Friends
Going for a walk with friends or joining an exercise class with friends is another fun way to make sure that seniors are exercising. Seniors are much more likely to exercise when friends are waiting to exercise with them. And if they don’t feel like going out to exercise they may go exercise just for the social aspect of being with their friends. Building friendships, staying socially connected, and exercising every day are all things that can keep seniors healthy as they get older so it makes sense for them to do all of those together.