Posted on Dec 01, 2017
In Home Senior Care and Holiday Shopping
Shopping is a necessity during the holiday season and sometimes 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 shopping center. 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 Minnetonka will gauge your loved one’s ability level and make the holiday shopping an exercise session that is safe and beneficial.
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 the experienced and highly trained caregivers of Senior Helpers of Minnetonka. 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 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.
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 If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in home help for the elderly and the many benefits of professional in home senior care, call Senior Helpers of Minnetonka to speak to a senior care specialist today 763-219-4383! In home senior care and in home assisted living allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Minnetonka provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Bloomington, Minneapolis, Eden Prairie, Saint Paul, Minnetonka, Lakeland, and White Bear Lake, Minnesota.