Encouraging your aging loved ones to get enough physical activity is a critical part of your elder care plan, and constantly offering new options is a great way to keep this need interesting, engaging, and enjoyable for your elderly parents, their caregiver, and you. A fantastic option for exercise that is especially popular during the summer is swimming. Aquatic activities are a great aerobic choice and the natural resistance strengthens the muscles and joints while the buoyancy supports the joints for reduced pain and greater range of motion. On June 24, encourage your seniors to get involved with this fun summertime exercise option on Swim a Lap Day.
Getting the most of swimming as exercise means taking steps to keep your aging parents healthy, safe, and having fun. Use these tips to enjoy making swimming part of your elder care plan on Swim a Lap Day and beyond:
For more information about how the caregivers at La Jolla Nurses Homecare can help your aging parents remain in their own homes, call 858-454-9339. We are a home care agency providing quality and affordable elder care in Pacific Beach, CA, and the surrounding communities.