Healthy Seniors, a lifestyle company dedicated to improving the lives of older people, discusses why exercise is so vital to living longer and feeling better. Its exercise kits make thoughtful gifts for seniors during the holidays.
Nov 29, 2019 /prREACH/ -- Healthy Seniors, a company that promotes an active lifestyle at any age with its chair exercise kits, recently discussed how gifts for seniors that encourage fitness are so vital to the well-being of older people. When her mother became ill with cancer at the age of 70, Diana, the founder of Healthy Seniors, went to work with a physical therapist to design a routine to help her mother feel better. As her mother's health improved, she saw the value of regular exercise for seniors and created the brand as a result.
"It's never too late to start exercising and build muscle. The body is responsive to strength training at any age. Strength training can help reduce symptoms of common problems that we encounter as we age, including arthritis, diabetes, back pain, osteoporosis, obesity, and depression. Studies have shown that even a small amount of strength training can increase bone density, overall strength and balance," Diana relates.
As the body gets older, it starts losing lean muscle mass, which contributes to a lower metabolic rate. Vestibular changes that impair the ability to balance also occur with aging, resulting in falls that can lead to fractures. According to the National Institute of Health, more than one-third of people over the age of 65 suffer from falls each year, often resulting in injuries such as hip fractures. Bone density decrease is another problem associated with aging that can lead to osteoporosis, a condition in which the bones become fragile and prone to breakage.
"Everything needed to start working out right away is included," Diana adds. "So, what better way to celebrate this holiday season with the older person in your life than to give them gifts for grandparents that encourage them to incorporate exercise into their daily routine in the easiest possible way?"
The brand says that its kits are suitable for doing physical therapy or rehab exercises at home. They can also help seniors suffering from hip, knee or sciatica issues or those recovering after surgery.
Anyone interested in learning more about Healthy Seniors and its best gifts for elderly should visit the company's official website or Amazon storefront.