When you’re thinking about ways to help your loved one get more active, you might at first dismiss video games. But they’re a great way to help your loved one get a workout in, especially if she’s new to exercising and needs a distraction.
Game Consoles Have Come a Long Way
In the past, game consoles were a mostly sedentary sort of appliance. Your loved one may have even mentioned more than once that someone playing video games needed to go outside and get active a little more often. But they’ve come a long way and now they use technology that allows the game to “see” your loved one’s movements and respond in the game.
There’s a Lot of Variety
Now that the technology has evolved, there are a lot of different types of exercises your loved one can try. She can venture down walking paths in Europe, she can bowl with friends across the country, or she might even try her hand at skateboarding. All of these activities are a lot safer in her living room, of course, but they’re still a great way to get your loved one up and moving a little bit.
Try it Out
You won’t know for sure that your loved one likes these types of activities until you give them an actual try. One way to do this easily is to rent a variety of different types of games and see how well they work. You might want to choose yoga to give her a way to get some stretching in, a dancing game to get her heart rate up, or even a tennis app if she’s always loved the game. You might be surprised which ones she likes the best.
Get Her a Partner
You might not always be able to be there with your loved one while she’s getting her exercise on and some of the games are way more fun with a partner. Talk to friends, other family members, and even consider elderly care providers. All of these people can be a great partner for your loved one and help her get back to being more active.
Your elderly loved one might find herself surprised at how much fun she can have while she’s getting some exercise in.
If you or an aging loved one are considering elderly care in Walnut Creek, CA, contact the caring staff at Provident Home Care. Call today (877) 572-3411.
Robin Conley RN., Owner and CEO of Provident Care Home Care Providing HOME CARE- ASSISTED LIVING PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE
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