Exercise at Caregiver Location

Category: Time efficient workout for you


Description:

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.


Tasks:

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


Resources:



Recommended Videos for Elderly-Friendly Yoga and Tai Chi for Beginners:

Actively Aging with Energizing Chair Yoga.
Yoga for Seniors.
Tai Chi for Beginners.
Tai Chi 5 Minutes A Day.

Here is a simple exercise both caregivers and loved ones can do in Chinese

在家运功 - At home exercise in Chinese