Hi this is Anthony Diaz from Rosa’s Chante. Not doing any physical activity can be bad for people especially seniors. Keep in mind, some physical activity is better than none at all. The health benefits will increase with the more physical activity there is. An inactive lifestyle can cause seniors to lose ground and research suggests that exercise and physical activity can help older people feel better.
At Rosa’s Chante we do chair yoga/exercise. Dr. Tyler Woods, a holistic mental health practitioner comes to Rosa’s weekly to get our residents moving. She understands that physical activity is good for people no matter what their age. She also understands that certain limitations prevent a senior from engaging exercise so she has people participate in chair movement.
Chair movement/yoga helps improve sleep quality and improve depression, it reduce stress, helps control blood sugar, enhance respiratory function and improves balance. Dr. Woods says, “Not only does movement stave off health problems, but it actually adds independence and confidence to their life.”
At Rosa’s we know there are a number of ways that the seniors can participate in exercise. As with any activity, this should be fun and we make it fun and helpful here at Rosa’s. Make sure your loved one is getting exercise and learning how to sit and be fit.