Care for elderly people : More Exercises!

February, 2013

Last year we introduced you to our exercise feature as part of our medical care for the elderly section. Here at the Sandwich Generation we believe that by keeping active the elderly can not only stay fitter and more mobile but importantly for them, more independent. Last year we looked at a number of ‘sitting’ exercises and today we move on to flexibility!

Neck Rotation – Good for improving neck mobility and flexibility.

A. Sit upright with shoulders down. Look Straight ahead.

B. Slowly turn your head towards your left shoulder as far as it is comfortable. Hold for five seconds.

C. Repeat going right.

Do three rotations on each side.


Neck Stretch – Good for loosening tight neck muscles

A. Sitting upright, look straight ahead and hold your left shoulder down with your right hand.

B. Slowly tilt your head to the right while holding your shoulder down. Repeat on the opposite side.

Hold each stretch for five seconds and repeat three times on each side.


Sideways Bend

A. Stand upright with your feet hip-width apart and arms by your side.

B. Slide your left arm down your side as far as is comfortable. As you lower your arm you should feel a stretch on the opposite hip.

C. Repeat with your right arm down your right side.

Hold each stretch for three seconds and repeat three times on each side.

That’s it for today but don’t forget to pop back later as we delve into the world of strength exercises!

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