Aging gracefully takes more than a good face cream. As we age it is important to keep our bodies active and exercised to maintain strong bones and good balance.
Our guest author and Senior health coach, Patty Hopker, gives us some great tips on how to avoid being injured from a fall.
Remain Agile and Active
The most frightening event in the life of a person advancing with age is injury from a fall. There are ways to minimize that possibility by maintaining strength and balance through exercise and wearing appropriate shoes and clothing.
Exercise Tips – The most effective exercises can be accomplished right at home. Standing and sitting from a chair builds strength, alternating leg lifts while standing with support is a great balance exercise–and of course walking daily is very important for whatever ails us.
Clothing Tips – As we age, the importance of practical, comfortable, well fitting shoes and clothing can prevent falls and provide needed support and comfort.
Our most important responsibility in life is taking care of ourselves and enjoying life and our loved ones. Being strong, agile and active is not just for the young, but should be our main objective as we age.
About the Author: Patty has been referred to as the “Dear Abby” for issues of the Aging Population. She worked as a coach, consultant and specialist for the senior population for 17 years, by problem solving for seniors and providing support to their families. Patty works one-on-one, by phone or email. She authored the book “Senior Satisfaction Revealed–Three Steps for a Secure and Fulfilling Life” available through Amazon.com and her website: www.seniorsatisfactionrevealed.comSharing is Caring!