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It’s important for people of all ages to incorporate regular exercise into their daily routine. This is doubly important for aging seniors!
But what about our aging loved ones with joint pain or mobility issues? Exercise isn’t always easy—so let’s take a look at some low-impact exercises that go easy on the joints!
Walking is the most basic of low-impact exercises. This is a form of movement that most people can squeeze in a bit of each day even with limited mobility.
You can encourage your family members who are out of shape or out of practice to slowly get into the habit of walking over the course of a couple of weeks. Even finding 10 minutes each day to do a bit of walking can make a huge difference!
For our loved ones who are wheelchair bound or depend on a walker, daily walking isn’t a great option. Fortunately, there are plenty of chair exercises that are perfect for those impacted by severe lower body mobility problems.
These upper body chair exercises are great for nearly any range of motion. Some simple neck stretches and shoulder circles make a great seated warm-up to start with!
Once stretched, work on strengthening the arm muscles using light weights— or cans of food!—to perform a seated row by drawing the elbows back and squeezing the shoulder blades together. Engage the trapezius muscles with some slow shoulder rolls between sets.
Seniors can finish their seated strength workout with some abdominal twists to work the core.
Swimming is famed for being a low-impact full-body workout. To keep things fresh, your loved one can add some different swimming exercises to his or her water workout!
Seniors can strengthen their swimming propulsion and stretch their legs using a kick board or the side of the pool. Try quick and vigorous kicks or slow leg swings.
Limited leg movement? Try standing or treading water and doing arm circles, arm curls or chest flies. Enhance this exercise by including water weights!
Keeping your loved ones healthy and independent is our top priority at Executive Care of North Dallas. Visit us online to learn more about our services!
It goes without saying that good nutrition is essential to everyone—especially seniors! But not all of our loved ones have the energy or desire to spend a ton of time cooking. That’s why we’ve rounded up these easy recipes!
Don’t let your loved one skip the most important meal of the day. These fast fixes are perfect for anyone.
Get the day off to a quick start with this microwave-friendly banana split oatmeal. This versatile recipe makes a sweet breakfast or a healthy dessert!
Looking for some savory fare? This delightful breakfast frittata comes together more quickly than you might think and serves two—or makes leftovers for the next day!
Salads are great for a fast and nutritionally dense lunch! These are perfect side dishes or can be paired with protein as meals on their own.
A Chinese chicken cabbage salad is hearty and packs in lots of flavor and nutrients! Not a fan of cabbage? Try subbing your favorite lettuce instead. A classic three bean salad is an explosion of protein and taste that can be made ahead of time. This recipe also makes an easy breezy side dish to bring to the next family gathering.
Pair an easy Greek salad with some leftovers for a delightful balanced meal! This salad comes together in just 10 minutes and makes a meal on its own when topped with your favorite protein.
Feeling fruity? Try this low-calorie, nutritionally dense poppy seed fruit salad!
An instant pot or slow cooker is all your loved one needs to make some delectable one-dish dinners!
Is anything more filling than a hearty beef stew? This recipe calls for an instant pot to come together as quickly as possible, but will still provide big taste with little effort in a slow cooker!
This one pot chicken teriyaki recipe is perfect for feeding lots of family members or yielding leftovers for easy dinner all week! Make this recipe faster and easier with a pressure cooker.
Vegetarian? This one pot vegetarian chili is any easy way to spice up your day!
Quality home care for your aging loved ones is our priority at Executive Care of North Dallas. Visit our website to learn more about our services!
I’d like to convey to you how wonderful the aide Afia is for my mother’s care. She has been with her since last January and has become more than just a caregiver. She truly “cares” and is skillful in her abilities. My mom has had several health situations and her current health has improved to the best she has been in several years. Both her doctor and my family attribute a large part of that to Afia’s care. She is diligent about her diet and sleep patterns, and her “toileting” issues. All of this has contributed greatly to my mom’s overall improved health and her peace of mind as well as our family’s peace of mind. We cannot say enough about her. We are also very satisfied with Executive Care all the way around, from the billing department and everyone we speak with on the phone, very courteous and professional.Cindi E
It’s almost five years since we have been receiving caregivers through Executive Care, and I would like to take this transitional period to express our appreciation for the services you have provided thus far. We are particularly appreciative of the special attention and care Lili has given to our case. Lili has been very sensitive to our particular needs and it has been and remains important to us to have consistency in the arrangements by having Lili as our go-to person in light of Dr. E’s special needs. It is apparent that Lili has many other important responsibilities, so we wanted to thank Executive Care and Lili for the efforts she has made on our behalf.Judge Naomi E
I have had business dealings with Executive Care for some time now and have invariably been very satisfied. The personnel have been considerate, trustworthy, capable and always responsive. They have provided a genuine physical and emotional lift to the patient, in my case an elderly, frail sister. I do not hesitate to recommend the organization for the services rendered.Samuel S
At Executive Care, our mission is to improve quality of life for our clients and their families, while focusing on service excellence.
To be the Home Care company of choice for clients, their families, caregivers and our community.
What makes Executive Care unique is our devotion to client experience. At Executive Care, providing our clients with peace of mind is more than a corporate mission statement; it is the sole reason for doing what we do.