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Posted on: 27.06.2018

Enjoying Gentle Exercise at Our Care Homes

Our care homes encourage exercise among our residents. It is important at any age, but as we get older keeping active takes many forms and has many important health benefits.

The stimulation of gentle exercise enables people to gain more energy. Taking part keeps the mind active and promotes good mental health. It improves and regulates sleep patterns so that people have a better sense of well being. Physical benefits include reducing the risk of heart disease, strokes, raised cholesterol, stress, arthritis and osteoporosis. Apart from helping with weight control being active strengthens muscles which reduce the risk of falling. This is something many elderly people are afraid of, so getting even a little stronger improves confidence and self-esteem. All our activities encourage people to interact and cooperate. Fostering these friendships and bonds through shared experiences combats loneliness.

Lovett Care Promote Exercise and Fun

Rather than exercising in the forms we usually think of, our care homes in Stoke on Trent deliver activities tailored to the level of our residents. Indoor games with skittles, balls and hoops encourage stretching and coordination. Taking a walk in the garden or tending to the raised planters motivate people to get out for fresh air. We love a good singalong and performers and music inspire a session of singing and dancing. Movement in all its forms has positive physical, mental, and emotional benefits.

Discover More About Life at Our Care Homes

You can discover more about life at our care homes in Stoke on Trent through our Facebook page for Hilton House. If you have any specific queries about any of our activity programmes, a member of our friendly team will be happy to advise you. Please contact us today.

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