Elderly Care in Merced CA

Doing Yoga with Your Aging Parent

If you have an aging parent with a condition like arthritis or osteoporosis, you might think that they should stay away from exercise, because it is too risky. While heavy, intense exercise is surely dangerous (for anyone, not just the elderly!), light exercise can actually help your loved one stay in better shape, and possibly even decrease the severity of their condition.

One great example of this is yoga. Doing some light yoga is a great way for your loved one to stretch their muscles, strengthen their body, and calm their mind. There are many poses out there available that are easy to do, you simply have to do a quick Google search to take out a book from the library to find them. For a senior with physical limitations, it is best to stick to poses that are light, but that still offer benefits. For example, Mountain Pose seems… Continue reading