The freezing cold days of winter can be harsh on damaged and aged joints. Older adults with conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, may often experience painful, swollen joints that worsen as the temperatures drop.
Fortunately, there are natural ways a senior loved one can do to help protect their joints!
- Go for a daily walk.
Walking is a great low-impact exercise that helps keep the body warm, keep the joints healthy and strong, as well as decrease symptoms of pain by improving blood flow in the body. Our Group Home in Minneapolis, Minnesota has access to safe and secure grounds where seniors can take their daily walks worry-free.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
Excess weight can put added pressure on the joints, triggering pain and discomfort of varying degrees. Keeping your weight in check is a good way to protect the joints and keep them in good working condition.
Pairing a healthy and well-balanced diet with regular exercise can help you keep your weight under control. Residents in our Assisted Living Facility in Minnesota are provided with nourishing and delicious meals every day. We also have a wide variety of fitness activities that seniors can safely try out.
While stretching might not be the most obvious answer to joint pain, working to improve your range of motion can help ease the pressure on your joints. You can find a variety of range of motion exercises available online. Or you can sign up for a class in your local recreational center.
At A Helping Hand Senior Care Services, we strive to provide our clients with everything they need to livehealthy and meaningful lives. Contact our Housing Support service to start planning your loved one’s care today!