You get a phone call from your kids; they are worried. They say, “We don’t like you living alone, Mom. What if something happens? What if you fall or get hurt? Then what?” They suggest a senior living community, but you refuse. Why would you leave the home you have come to love for the sake of your children’s sanity? Yes, there is no doubt your children have good intentions, but you have worked hard for your independence and you would like to keep it that way.
If you are a senior searching for something that will allow you to continue living independently, Life Alert is your solution. With a touch of a button, you can receive emergency medical assistance fast, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So why choose anything else? Life Alert’s ability to send you help fast can provide the safety and security you are searching for and give your children peace of mind. Freedom and independence, two pillars of youth, can be yours with Life Alert!
Another positive step you can take to maintaining your independence is with exercise. A 2011 health study reported that all adults, including senior citizens, can benefit from as little as 15 minutes per day of moderately heart-pumping exercise.1 It has been proven that exercising regularly can help seniors stay independent, strengthen their muscles, improve their balance and can help to prevent catastrophic falls. There has also been proof that a regular exercise program can help to regulate weight, improve moods, delay heart disease, diabetes, breast and colon cancer and osteoporosis.1
So what types of exercise can a senior citizen do? Anything that gets your heart pumping and the blood circulating! You can walk, dance, swim or even work in the garden. Don’t forget that a good workout is a balanced workout, so try different exercises throughout the week like stretching or resistance work. What is important to remember is to not push pass your limit. Do what you can when you can—safety first. Try setting attainable goals so each time you work out you have something to push for and achieve. Again, it is advisable that you choose an exercise that is appropriate to your capabilities. If you are curious about a new exercise or sport and you would like to try it, consult your doctor first.
With a combination of exercise and Life Alert there is no stopping you! Exercise is the modern day fountain of youth so, take a sip and indulge in your flexible, strong and healthy independence. Always know Life Alert is there when you need it- all it takes is a simple push of a button to get help fast, 24/7. So worry no more and stay forever young!
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1. Joyce, Kim. “How Often & How Long Should the Elderly Exercise?” LiveStrong. 20 August 2011. < http://www.livestrong.com/article/522381-how-often-how-long-should-the-elderly-exercise/>.