As the population most at risk for being diagnosed or burdened with chronic disease, those over the age of 65 will benefit from regular exercise to a great degree. Today’s research shows that each and every body tissue or system benefits from exercise. Furthermore, the data also shows that physical activity and exercise are extremely powerful in their ability to both lengthen life and enhance the quality of life.
It is clear that exercise functions like a medicine, but can do so with a far broader spectrum of application than any single medication. Exercise is helpful for those living with Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), dementia, depression, frailty, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and so much more.
Lifestyle changes, such as nutrition alteration and implementation of regular exercise have the power to help those with hypertension (high blood pressure), dyslipidemia (elevated cholesterol levels), atherosclerosis, obesity and type II diabetes.
Research shows exercise helps by improving blood flow to the brain, reducing inflammation and levels of stress hormones, as well as promoting neurogenesis (formation of new neurons within the brain) through increased levels of brain derived neurotrophic factor and insulin-like growth factor 1. Those living with neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia or Parkinson’s disease should include regular exercise as a part of their care plan.
Muscle and bone both respond to exercise, more specifically resistance exercise which helps to maintain lean muscle mass as well as bone density. Both are vital in reducing the severity of a fall should one occur. Those living with arthritis, lower back pain, and osteoporosis will benefit tremendously from exercise.
Many of the symptoms associated with chronic conditions can often be made less severe with regular exercise. These include symptoms such as fatigue, rigidity, shortness of breath, tremors, loss of independence, and so much more.
your partner in successful aging
Many individuals view the costs incurred in exercise equipment, a trainer or a gym membership as an expense. Unfortunately, these costs are viewed incorrectly.
As one ages, the likelihood of a move to a greater level of care needs increases year after year. The number one reason for a move to senior living is a decline in health. With that in mind, at LiveWell Health we like to show how an investment in your health can truly provide respectable returns each year.
The same can be said when we prevent an individual from moving to a great level of care needs, such as a move from Independent to Assisted Living.
In order to create accurate and thoughtful recommendations it is best we sit down to discuss your goals, needs and expectations. Our most effective way of providing feedback is conducting an initial consultation and an assessment.
LiveWell does not accept Medicare or Medicaid. However, our services may be covered under a long-term care insurance policy. The best option going forward is to understand the details and benefits of your individual policy, we recommend calling your agent or the insurance provider to understand more.
Both exercise and therapy help individuals to live happier, healthier lives. Many individuals wish to age in place, but are unaware a decline in health is the greatest deterrent of that goal. Our programs help to reduce symptoms of chronic conditions, improve strength, balance and posture, and regulate various health metrics.
Our clients have been able to receive tax benefits from our services in the past, however the rules and regulations are strict. Contact your tax specialist to understand more.
"I have had Parkinson's Disease for a number of years. Andrew has deployed a workout routine for me that is increasing my physical and psychological strength to battle this frustrating disease. His interpersonal skills and caring personality make for both an exciting and exhausting daily workout!"
"I have known Andrew for a short period of time and work with him three times a week. I am 89 years old and I am very pleased with progress being made this early in the process. He has a detailed program ready for each session and explains the reason for each session and movement. He is professional, patient, and persistent. I would recommend him to all."
"Andrew is the very best trainer! He has been working with my husband who is 79 with memory issues. Andrew is very knowledgeable, kind and extremely aware of what my husband needs. I give Andrew an A plus and more! He is the best!"