Regular Stroll can keep Senior People Healthy and Assisted Living Facilities in Phoenix, AZ

26 Jun 2018

For people, exercise can conjure a lot of images that includes grunting and lifting weights in a humid gym or thumping along the road with aching joints which means that most of the examples that come to mind are not always pleasant. But you would be surprised to know that you can gain major health benefits from just a mere walk through a park or a stroll with a friend. As per research, a simple act of walking can prove to be beneficial for both the body and mind. Today, we are going throw light on the benefits of walking from assisted living experts.

If you have senior family members suffering from mobility issues or if you notice signs of the onset of dementia, immediately take proper actions in order to ensure their safety. Being a resident of the Phoenix region in Arizona, you can book a suite for your loved one at the well-acclaimed Anthem Senior Living which comprises of some of the most experienced caregivers. It is an award-winning Anthem assisted living facility in the region.

Significance of a Stroll:

  1. As per a study by the National Institute on Aging, participants who walked nine miles a week had more gray volume matter in their brains and were half as likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
  2. It is true that physical exercise can play a huge role in preventing dementia and Alzheimer’s among older adults.
  • As per another study, evidence was found that walking could slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. As per the study, walking five miles per week protects the brain structure over 10 years in people with Alzheimer’s and MCI [mild cognitive impairment], especially in areas of the brain’s key memory and learning centers.
  1. In addition to everything, there are various physical benefits of walking. Research reveals that 150 minutes of walking each week can reduce the risk of diabetes by 60 percent. A stroll can also help burn fat and strengthen the cardiovascular system.
  2. Hopefully, we have been able to pique your interest but still if you aren’t sure where to start off, start with a 20 minutes’ walk three days a week and gradually build up from there. Make sure that you wear athletic shoes that are a good fit.
  3. Walking may help reduce stress and help provide the motivation to get outdoors which becomes all the more fun if there is the chance to take the journey around the block with close friends.

It is better that you consider putting your loved one at an assisted living facility where caregivers will be there to provide round the clock assistance to him or her.

At Anthem Senior Living, the senior health challenges that we work with are dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Lewy Bodies Dementia, high blood pressure, companionship care, wound care, bed bound patients, Feeding Tubes/Picc Lines, heart disease, cancer, Arthritis, respiratory diseases, diabetes, falls, depression, etc.

Our senior friendly services include medical doctor on staff, registered nurse on staff, awake staff at night, weekly massage therapy, weekly hair and nail services, weekly Bingo and Fresh flower shop, 24 hour assistance provided by certified care giving staff, trained and experience in all levels of care, three delicious home-cooked meals prepared fresh daily, daily stretching classes, daily housekeeping and laundry services, quarterly care plan prepared by facility RN, flexible visiting hours, complete medication management and administration, so on and so forth.

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