As we all know, humanity is facing is the biggest test in fighting against a global pandemic namely the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This virus has effects ranging from severe cold to more serious respiratory diseases.
Although no cure for the virus has been discovered yet, what has been determined is that it has severe effects on the elderly as their immune system is no longer working as effectively as it used to.
So rather than stressing over the disease and feeding your anxiety more and more, we should look at ways through which we can keep you, our elderly, safe in the situation at hand.
Increase your mobility by strengthening your body with nutrients
With the virus attacking people with lowered immunity, you’re sure to find yourself in a tough situation if you are amongst the elderly. To make sure that you are taking the right precautions against the virus, you need to increase your nutrient intake.
With a strong immune system, you will be able to tackle ailments much better. Not only this, but you will also be able to move much better. Having the right diet and water intake will ensure that your physical and mental well-being is on the right path.
Incorporate aerobics and yoga in your routine
It is a well-known fact that being physically fit has a lot of positive impact on not only your body but also your mental health.
Given your age, you don’t necessarily have to lift weights. All you need to do is make sure that you have some sort of physical activity going on.
Indulge in a peaceful meditation or yoga session that is safe for you to do. No need to get into things that might cause you further pain. Aerobics is a great way to make sure that your body is physically fit. This will also come with some mental well-being as you will be focusing on making yourself better.
You don’t necessarily have to go all out when it comes to exercising. Take small steps and do what you are comfortable with. Don’t try to do something that might cause injury.
Make adjustments to your mobility means
A major concern for almost every elderly person is mobility within their homes. Due to weakened muscles, it is quite difficult to go up and down the stairs regularly. For these needs, you can adjust how you move within your home. Stairlifts have proven to be quite useful when it comes to the mobility of the elderly.
Stairlifts and home lifts are safer means of making sure you get up or down the stairs within your home. If you are alone at home, then these prove to be the best option available for you to make sure that you get to your desired spot.
In this dire time, you are required to make sure that you are doing your best to make sure that your immunity at the top and you are mobile. You can test and try different variables that work for you so that you can move around better.
Furkan is the founder of Britannia Mobility. He has over 12 years experience of working in the mobility aids sector, and is passionate about researching ways in which people can live longer and more independently own their own homes.