Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

As we age, it becomes more and more common to deal with aches and pains. We may find ourselves saying, “Oh! My poor back!”, or “My aching knees!”, or even the dreaded “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”. Here at New Frontier Home Care, we are very adamant in believing “if you don’t use it, you lose it” in the terms of balance, flexibility and strength. The more you sit around and do nothing, the harder it will be to get up and do anything.

Now, we are not suggesting you implement a regime of hours of cardio and strength training into your life. For most, this is not a reasonable or even possible request. New Frontier has a much better suggestion: Yoga. Yoga is one of the best low-impact and life-long activities you can do for your body. It is said that it can be done from age three to ninety-three (and beyond) and the benefits for our older generation are incredible:

  • Maintain balance and joint flexibility
  • Sustain bone health and muscle mass
  • Provide coping mechanisms for aging, stress and life in general

 

When we ask our current client’s about their thoughts on what yoga has done for them, we have gotten the following responses:

  • Able to focus and concentrate better
  • Ability to quiet their mind and slow down in life
  • Classes provide a sense of purpose and community

 

Now where to start? New Frontier realizes that it can be intimidating to try something you may have never done before. However, that is one of the best qualities about yoga. Classes are all-encompassing with variations for beginners to pros. The only requirement of yoga is to show up. If you want to try it out on your own before taking the plunge into a studio, try some of the poses we’ve listed below. All are beneficial for better body awareness and strength & longevity in bones, muscles, joints and organs:

 

At New Frontier Home Care, it is our mission to help the senior population age gracefully in the comfort of their own home. Implementing yoga into your life is just one of the many things we can suggest to get you or your loved on on track to do so. If you or an aging loved one are in need of elder care services in the Greater Houston area, please call the staff at New Frontier Home Care. We are available to answer your senior care questions!

Call: (832) 602-2282

Contact Form: www.nfhcare.com/get-started

Providing care in Houston, River Oaks, The Heights, Memorial, Katy, Kingwood, Spring, Pearland, The Woodlands, Sugar Land & League City.

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