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Paired Yoga for Added Health Benefits

By Rick Cohen, 8:00 am on

Yoga has long been recognized as being an effective form of exercise for promoting relaxation and improving flexibility. However, a recent British study has shown that yoga can also hold powerful benefits for senior adults and their caregivers. See what experts are saying about paired yoga for seniors and their caregivers:

  • Improved Physical Health
    Regular exercise is essential for senior adults and their caregivers; however, many people avoid exercise due to a lack of time, energy and comfort. When patients and their caregivers participated in paired yoga, they were more likely to complete their sessions while reporting improvements in their physical health such as decreased pain and increased energy.
  • Enhanced Caregiver/Patient Relationships
    Although they know it is important to take care of their health, caregivers often feel guilty about taking time out of their schedule to exercise. Senior adults also report feeling a lack of motivation when they are exercising alone. By doing yoga together, these concerns are eliminated, and both seniors and their caregivers begin to feel supported by each other as they work toward their individual fitness goals.
  • Greater Sense of Empowerment
    When caregivers and senior adults work together toward improving their physical and emotional health, they gain a sense of empowerment that carries into the other areas of their lives. From a willingness to try new experiences to an enhanced bond, choosing a holistic approach to their health care makes it possible for everyone to enjoy a better quality of life.

At Home Care Assistance of Milwaukee, we understand the importance of holistic health and use research-based practices in our caregiver training to ensure that every senior adult in our care benefits physically, mentally and socially. With paired yoga, senior adults of every level of ability can participate while being supported by a compassionate and highly-trained caregiver that understands the value of holistic health.

Click here to learn more about our holistic approach to health, also referred to as the Balanced Care Method™, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 414-964-8000. We’re available 24/7 to answer your questions and offer complimentary, in-home assessments if you would like to further discuss options for in-home care in Milwaukee.