Exercise is a very important part of keeping the body healthy. Seniors do require physical activity to keep aging muscles strong and flexible. Studies have shown that regular exercise provides great benefits for brain health, as well. A great option is yoga.
There are many different types of yoga with focuses on flexibility, strength training and meditation. There are also programs geared toward the elderly. Yoga can be a wonderful group activity for your senior home care facility. Speak with the staff at your loved one’s assisted living center to see if yoga is offered as a physical activity. If it is not, discuss the possibilities of offering it in the future.
As aways, a physician should be consulted before yoga or any other physical routine is attempted.