According to licensed clinical social worker Robyn Golden, who also directs the health and aging department at Rush University in Chicago, “Although the holiday season is a great time of family and friends gathering together, we should offer older relatives options and ask them what they would like to do, but don’t just assume their limitations.”
Most of us aren’t so crazy about getting up at the crack of dawn for fun things, let alone exercise (not that we don’t think exercise is fun, of course). But it turns out that there are a number of benefits to getting your exercise in early in the day. Your aging loved one might be a morning person, or maybe not so much. Whatever his/her routine might be, early morning exercise might be worth considering. Why? Check out these four reasons and see why you might want to encourage an older adult in your life to give it a shot… Or maybe try it out yourself!
There is a common, but erroneous belief that people must put up with the loss of strength and muscle degeneration that comes with advancing age.