Staying active benefits your mom’s health, muscles, bones, and mental state. She may, however, not enjoy being active. Arthritis pain, balance issues, and lowered stamina may keep her from activities you think she’d love.
Here are some unique ways to get your mom moving.
A fishing trip typically involves a good deal of walking in a river or along the shores, casting the fishing line, and reeling in a fish. It takes a bit of upper body strength when reeling in a large, scrappy fish. At the end of the day, your mom eats what she catches. To reach some hidden fishing spots, a walk through the forest may be needed. All of this helps get your mom moving.
Disc golf is a lot of fun for all ages. It follows the general rules of golf, so it’s easy to learn. The difference is that you throw a disc (think frisbee) into an elevated metal basket or similar goal. It requires arm movements when throwing the disc. It also requires you to walk around the course.
Would a treasure hunt appeal to your mom? Geocaching is a world-wide game where “players” use their GPS systems on their phone to hunt for treasure. When you find it, you sign and date the journal, put the item back, and then move on to the next treasure. It’s a great way to take a hike with the grandkids or family pet.
You don’t really think of video games as a way to stay active. Buy a Wii for your mom and set it up. Now look for games like bowling, golf, tennis, and boxing. As the games require movement to perform actions, she has to move in order to play.
Wii isn’t hard to use, and it’s a handy way to get your mom and her grandkids spending time together. With a wide range of games available, you’re sure to find things your mom enjoys. With a used system, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on games, controllers, and systems.
Even the fittest senior needs help to complete certain tasks. If you’ve noticed your mom needs help carrying a heavy laundry basket downstairs, look into senior care services. Your mom isn’t supposed to drive because her vision has worsened. Caregivers can drive her to stores, medical offices, and other locations. Learn more about senior care services by calling a home care agency.
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