Exercising is essential for healthy living at any age. Even though it is scorching hot this summer, exercising should be a part of your daily routine. Don’t let the temperature stop you from staying fit and active! There are many precautions that should be taken for aging adults who plan to exercise in the heat. Make sure to drink plenty of water, especially if it is over 80 °F. Avoid exercising at the hottest peak of the day. A morning walk is always a great way to kick start your day when it is not as hot outside.
If you do decide to exercise some time during the day, make sure to stay in the shade whenever possible. To draw less heat to you make sure to wear lightly-colored, breathable clothing. Scientists have found that staying active and exercising on a regular basis can help prevent or even delay many diseases and disabilities in aging adults. In some cases, exercise is an effective treatment for most chronic conditions. Those with diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease benefit from regular exercise. Being active and exercising also helps those with high blood pressure, balance problems, and difficulty walking.
Home Loving Senior Care has a Matter of Balance class that teaches fall prevention for seniors and would be a great way to stay active and also help give advice on keeping your balance. The class is every Tuesday at 1:30PM at The Stratford of High Point. If you are interested in taking a class or have an aging parent who benefit from this class, please call us at 336-993-1600.