Due to medical conditions like arthritis, osteoporosis and tendonitis, many seniors don’t get the activity that they need. If you are caring for an aging loved one who lives with chronic pain, here’s why water therapy might just be the activity they need.
Working out regularly benefits elderly participants in many ways, and most seniors who exercise enjoy healthier, more independent lives as a result. But many seniors can’t engage in rigorous, high-impact forms of exercise because of the stress it places on weakened bones, arthritic joints and tired muscles. That’s why scores of elderly Americans are now using water aerobics as a low-impact alternative to traditional workouts
Millions of older adults are now spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting shelter-in-place and social distancing orders. Unfortunately, that’s keeping many homebound seniors from getting to the gym for the regular exercise they need to keep their minds and bodies fit.