As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many older adults have been staying at home and communicating with family members via electronic means.
That’s certainly a good way to stay safe. But changes in activity levels may mean those same older adults are concerned about losing independence through a fall, which not only can result in serious injury, but also lessen mobility and rob seniors of the things they most enjoy.
While there are numerous steps one can take, including having a healthy diet, being especially careful and increasing activity levels, one of the most important actions is to adopt an exercise routine that enhances balance and mobility.
Although it can be tempting to jump right into a new exercise program, please keep a few things in mind: