activities of daily living

Daily Living Checklist For Seniors

Try and imagine waking up in the morning. What are things that you typically do? How do you get yourself out of bed? Do you throw your feet over the edge, stand, and walk straight to the bathroom? Or do you go downstairs and make yourself some breakfast? These tasks are called activities of daily living or ADLs. For people with disabilities, especially the elderly, simple tasks such as getting up in the morning or walking down the stairs to make breakfast are harder to accomplish. 

benefits of exercise for seniors

5 Benefits of Exercise for Seniors and Aging Adults

When it comes to exercise, most people will think it involves only youths and young adults. It is a general opinion that as people get older, they begin to focus more on more pressing life issues and exercise does not matter anymore. In truth, this opinion is fictitious and unhelpful at best. The older you grow, the more important it is for you to exercise your body. Exercise enhances your cardiovascular health, makes you stronger, reduces stress, and helps you sleep better. All of these qualities – cardiovascular health, physical strength, quality sleep, and so on – become more difficult to get when you become a senior citizen. This is why exercise is very essential for adults who want to live a quality life. The advantages of exercise in senior and aging adults are numerous and this article addresses five of these benefits.