The active aging concept is defined as the process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age. It also allows the individual to understand the need to adopt a healthy lifestyle so as to age in a way that they are capable of preventing physical, mental and social disabilities.
As people grow old they believe that exercise isn’t for them. With ageing their need for physical engagement goes and their lifestyle becomes more sedentary. Incorporating exercises like brisk walking, strength training, swimming, stretching, cycling, jogging and yoga in daily routine is an important aspect of living a healthy lifestyle.
A good exercise and yoga routine helps to maintain a healthy body and mind, thereby promoting healthy ageing.
Studies have shown that yoga can be extremely helpful when it comes to combating stress, fatigue and pain. Some yoga postures increase core strength and balance, which reduces the risk of fall-related injuries.
Yoga can help slow down the effects of the ageing process by maintaining muscle softness and flexibility, keeping the mind alert and awake, encouraging relaxation and strengthening muscles and joints. Its multi-pronged approach can encourage the body, mind and spirit to remain healthy and strong while reducing the effects of many age-related issues.
Practicing yoga asanas help the elderly age with grace. Few of the asanas which are very helpful for all ages are:
Elderly who often struggle with pain, joint stress, imbalance, osteoarthritis and other physical limitations, can benefit from incorporating a yoga practice into their daily routine.
Some benefits of yoga exercises are:
Practicing yoga and mindfulness meditation not only keeps your body and mind healthy, it also keeps you more connected to the environment and the world around you.
We at Samvedna Care aim to help seniors live happy, active and independent lives, in the comfort of their home and community through interactive caregiving.
Samvedna Care was established in October 2013 with two complementary goals – firstly to provide quality home care services to seniors with limited mobility or dementia and hence social interaction, and secondly to facilitate stimulating community interaction and participation. All our senior care specialists are psychologists or gerontologists.
Here are some of our services –
With our General Well Being Services we aim to raise the quality of life of seniors, specially those who may have limited mobility and social interaction due to various constraints. Our interactive programme keeps them active and engaged through physical, mental and social activities, all in the comfort of their home.
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Great Times by Samvedna is our social and recreational club in Sector 57, Gurgaon, for members 55 years and above. Its a place where members come to get fit, meet like minded people and share their life experiences and give back to the community.
Activities at the club include fitness exercises, group meditation, mind stimulation, tambola, dancing, book reviews, movies, community outreach, and talks on health management. The club has a library, computer room, visits by physiotherapists and doctors, access to board games and cards, a fully functional pantry with healthy and affordable snacks and tea and coffee on the house.
There are special discounts for group memberships. The club is open Monday-Friday, 11am to 2pm.There are special classes for yoga, smart phones, computers, spoken english, dance, music and painting. We also have Bridge mornings every Tuesday and Thursday. Call Great Times Club at 9818421446, 0124-4229659.