Exercise can be seemingly tough to accomplish in the life of a caregiver given all the other responsibilities that you must attend to already. When you do get a chance to take a break from your other duties, here are some simple exercises you can do at the caregiving location.
Yoga and pilates are excellent forms of exercise that brings in great health benefits especially in reducing stress. It’s also a good option for in-home exercise and can even be done with your loved one with the permission of the doctor
Tai Chi is another effective exercise that is rooted in ancient Chinese tradition. It incorporates tranquility, mindfulness, and balance through flowing movements. This gentle form of exercise is often described as “meditation in motion” and can be done anywhere, any time of the day.
Quick and simple exercises that they can incorporate into their day:
Walking around the park while your loved one lounges
Caregiver pushes the wheelchair while loved one holds leash for dog
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Here is a simple exercise both caregivers and loved ones can do in Chinese