Posted on Dec 06, 2012
Seniors do best with care provided in their homes and can use holiday shopping as exercise
Unless you’ve migrated to shopping entirely online or you are more organized than the rest of us and plan ahead, the idea of getting your holiday shopping done is probably causing you stress even as you sit here reading this. And if you are helping a senior with their holiday shopping this year, your heart rate is probably climbing even faster.
Pause, take a deep breath, and let’s shift the perspective a bit.
Gift shopping doesn’t have to be something you dread if you think of it as a little exercise. Hey, anything to help stave off the inevitable holiday pounds makes me happy! Staying active without the added stress of fitting in a trip to the gym can be just what you need to keep morale and energy high.
If your senior loved one has a large list of shopping that needs to be completed, and you find that your own list of holiday responsibilities is difficult to accomplish, call on Senior Helpers of Ann Arbor, 734-927-3111, to help. Seniors do best with care provided in their homes by the experienced and highly trained caregivers of Senior Helpers of Ann Arbor. With winter weather fast approaching, you may find it difficult to come up with ideas for how to get enough exercise in the cold. Holiday shopping is an excellent way to get exercise, especially for a senior loved one who may get cold quicker outdoors. The compassionate and reliable caregivers from Senior Helpers of Ann Arbor can assist your loved one with all of their holiday shopping needs. Whether they go out with a food list for grocery shopping or if they accompany and drive your elderly loved one to local malls and shopping centers to pick out gifts and get a little bit of exercise at the same time.
Senior Helpers of Ann Arbor not only provides companionship for an elderly loved one, but also dependable transportation. You won’t have to worry about your senior loved one getting lost in the crowds or maneuvering the heavy traffic that typically surrounds malls and shopping centers this time of year. Senior Helpers of Ann Arbor proudly services all areas of Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline, Dexter, and Milan, Michigan. Call 734-927-3111 to speak to an in home senior care specialist who will match the right caregiver to your loved one’s unique personality and level of care needed. Seniors do best with care provided in their homes, so give your elderly loved one the gift of living independently in their beloved home and community.
Shopping is a necessity during the holiday season and it can get in the way of fitness goals. Shopping requires time but can be a source of great exercise for an elderly loved one. There are some ways to beat the holiday bulge and shop while burning calories. Eat before you shop and never shop on an empty stomach. Eating a balanced meal not only gives you more energy to shop but also helps to prevent you from eating too much junk food with all of the tempting smells around. Another way to get exercise from shopping is to try to park further from the store or mall. Typically people look for the spot closest to the entrance. If it is possible, try to find a spot furthest from the mall. This will help to kick start your calorie burning session while you shop. If your mall has any sets of stairs, try to take those whenever possible instead of the elevator or escalator. If you are shopping with an elderly loved one, their ability levels may limit them from too many variations from a normal shopping excursion. The experts at Senior Helpers of Ann Arbor will gauge your loved one’s ability level and make the holiday shopping an exercise session that is safe and beneficial.
Elderly family members can get lost in the shuffle and chaos of happy family gatherings during the holiday season. Seniors do best with care provided in their homes and with the hustle and bustle of the season, it helps to know that your family member is being cared for by a compassionate caregiver from Senior Helpers of Ann Arbor who will always be sensitive and loving. Senior Helpers of Ann Arbor, proudly serves all areas of Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline, Dexter, and Milan, Michigan. Call 734-927-3111 today!