The arrival of summer and higher temperatures usually cause a decrease in physical activityespecially in the case of older people. Effort What does it mean for them to continue with their daily practices at a time when they appear fatigue It is more evident that it becomes necessary to change the routine and adapt it to the summer season.
However, it is important to note that being active in the summer is also possible and very beneficial for your recovery. living standard And do not lose the habit during this period.
It is scientifically proven that sports promotes welfare And helps to avoid all kinds of diseases. According to the health recommendations of the Ministry of Health, older people who practice physical activity strengthen their muscles Improving functional ability and reducing risk have to suffer,
In addition, it reduces the risk of certain chronic diseases such as diabetes or improves its development as it helps to control sugar levels. It also controls high blood pressure, hypercholesterolemia, heart diseases and obesityamong others.
“In addition to the many health benefits of physical activity for the elderly, it is worth noting how sport improves the social and emotional well-being of those who exercise. Thus, by feeling more agile and autonomous in performing their daily activities. Self-esteem will get rest”, he explains. David ShortMedical Director, Sanitas Mayores of Quality and Innovation.
In this sense, the experts at Sanitas Mayores recommend doing the following Activities With older people during the summer:
Walking, the simplest activity to maintain active circulation
If walking mobility has been taken up during the year to activate circulation and strengthen leg muscles, it is now advisable to continue with mobility, but during the first or last hours of the day. This will reduce the risk of heat stroke.
stretch to exercise muscles
There are exercises that, although they don’t take great effort, provide enormous health benefits in the long run. This is the case of outdoor gyms where machines are available to stretch different parts of the body, move more or less intensely or train local parts of the body. It is also recommended to visit at certain times of the day where the heat is not as intense.
Gym dances and activities
Another option is to go to a gym adapted to play sports. It is common for the elderly to be equipped with specialized machines and perform activities such as dance, yoga or pilates.
Swimming or aqua aerobics is very beneficial as it is a full body exercise and their advantage is that by practicing in water, sweating stops during the summer time.