Four Excuses Your Senior Might Have about Exercise

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If you’ve been trying to convince your senior to take up a little bit of exercise, she might have had some reasons not to do so. To be fair, some of her reasons may well be valid, but there might be some reasons that don’t hold as much water. Always rely on what her doctor recommends in terms of exercise and moving more.

Home Care Services Galion OH - Four Excuses Your Senior Might Have about Exercise

Home Care Services Galion OH – Four Excuses Your Senior Might Have about Exercise

Athleticism Is an Activity of the Past

In the past, your elderly family member might have been quite the athlete. She might have been so successful athletically, in fact, that there’s a part of her that feels as if since she can’t hit those heights now, exercise doesn’t really matter and why do it. But the reality is that if she was athletic in the past, she can still be a little bit athletic now. She doesn’t have to train for the Olympics. What you’re aiming for here is for her to move her body a little bit more.

Age-related Reasons That Make Exercise Impossible

Age is an affliction that everyone faces. Yes, your senior is growing older every day, but that doesn’t mean that exercise is a waste of energy or time. If she’s willing to stick with a regular exercise routine she might find that those age-related issues that plague her now might feel like a little less of an active issue.

Injuries Are a Given

Just because your senior is thinking about exercising more, that doesn’t mean that she’s definitely going to get hurt. Paying attention to what she’s doing, warming up and cooling down, and making sure she’s doing the right exercises are all key components of keeping your senior safe and injury-free as she moves more.

Health Issues Keep Her from Moving

Your senior might also believe that her current health issues should keep her from exercising. The reality is that her doctor might still recommend that she does some form of exercise. It’s not about doing a lot of exercise or heavily exerting herself, it’s literally about moving more. There are exercise programs for people who are confined to bed or to a wheelchair, so there are bound to be exercises your senior can safely do.

Exercise can be scary for your senior, especially if she’s never really done much in the way of exercising in the past. Make sure that she has someone with her, such as home care services providers when you can’t be there with her. Home care services providers can help her to feel more secure about committing to an exercise plan.

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About the author: Stephen Sternbach
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales. 1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002. In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies. Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.