Seniors, Here Are 6 Reasons Why You Should Try Yoga
The older you get, the more exhausting exercise becomes. You know it’s important to stay physically active, but your body just won’t allow you to be. Is there any way for you to have the exercise you need without exerting so much? Well, there is!
You’ve probably heard of yoga before, right? It’s a low-impact exercise that works your whole body without leaving you panting. Best of all, it is an activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. In fact, it is even a part of the senior care program in Pacific Sunrise Home (a provider of assisted living in California)!
But aside from being an effective form of exercise, yoga is good for you because…
- It improves flexibility.
Flexibility is one of the first things that go when you get older. The moment you reach 50 years old, you’re most likely having trouble with bending your back! Well, don’t worry, you can become more flexible again with yoga. The more flexible your body is, the more comfortable you will feel in everyday life too!
- It enhances balance and mobility.
Falls can be dangerous to seniors. With lesser bone mass, seniors are more prone to suffering from fractures caused by a fall. Thankfully, you can take measures to prevent this. One of them is by strengthening your sense of balance with yoga.
- It helps manage weight.
Running several kilometers is not a very appealing activity to lose weight. Just the thought of it is tiring, isn’t it? Well, there are other methods to lose weight. Take yoga for example. It will exercise your entire body without making you leave the indoors!
- It regulates blood pressure.
Age is one of the risk factors for high blood pressure. An increased blood pressure could lead you to suffer from stroke and other health complications. But with regular physical activity, thanks to yoga, you won’t have to worry about high blood pressure.
- It stimulates calmness.
Do you have a lot of negative thoughts or worries? Channel them out with yoga.
Doing yoga will help you meditate and focus your mental energy on more positive things. That way, you will be able to enjoy life without restraints.
- It inspires mindfulness.
Perspective is important in life. How you view things and people will affect how you interact with them. Yoga will not only change your views in life for the better, but it will also aid you in forming a positive self-image.
Come and visit Pacific Sunrise Home to start yoga! We are a residential care facility in Rancho Palos Verdes California that will help you enjoy your senior years to the fullest.
Apart from yoga, we also offer other activities as an elderly care home in Torrance.
We greatly support seniors who like dancing, singing, or doing arts and crafts. We even have outdoor activities too! We hope to hear from you soon!