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Movement and physical activity are essential for human health in general, especially for the elderly, who face various health challenges as a result of advanced age, weak body and muscles, and getting infected with many geriatric and chronic diseases. Sports and physical exercises are an effective way to maintain body health and prolong life, and significantly affect the health of muscles, bones, heart, lungs, and nervous system, as well as improve mood and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

What is the importance of exercise for the elderly?

  • Improving general health:Sport significantly improves general human health, as it improves body functions, strengthens muscles and bones, improves blood circulation, regulates blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and cholesterol, improves digestive functions, improves sleep, and reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer.
  • Improving muscle and bone health: Sports and physical exercises are one of the main means to improve muscle and bone health and maintain muscle mass, strength and bone density, which reduces the risk of diseases such as osteoporosis and fractures.
  • Increase the efficiency of the digestive system and control the levels of sugar and cholesterol in the blood: thus reducing the risk of chronic diseases that affect the digestive system and metabolism.
  • Improving mental health:Sport is also an effective way to improve mental health, as it helps to get rid of stress, anxiety, and psychological tension, improves mood, and reduces the risk of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and stress.
  • Longevity:Sport positively affects a person’s lifespan and prolongs his life, as it improves the general health of a person, reduces the risk of chronic diseases, enhances the body’s resistance to viruses and epidemics, also improves muscle and bone health, improves stamina and maintains a healthy weight.

What sports activities can seniors do safely?

Walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, yoga, resistance exercises, and other exercises that do not stress the elderly or put pressure on their bodies are among the useful sports activities that the elderly can do safely and commensurate with their age and physical condition.
You should start with light exercises and gradually increase movement and exercise. It is advised to conduct a medical examination before starting any sporting activity to ensure that the body is healthy and that there are no health problems.
In addition to exercise, it is recommended to eat a healthy and balanced diet, drink plenty of water, maintain good sleep, avoid smoking and alcohol, relax and relieve stress on a regular basis.
In a way, sport plays an important role in maintaining the health of the elderly, and helps to improve the health of the body, muscles and bones, and to prolong life and improve mental health, and it is advised to exercise regularly and include it as part of a healthy lifestyle.

What is the role of physiotherapy in promoting health and independence for people with chronic diseases and the elderly?

For people who suffer from chronic diseases or the elderly over the age of 60, it is preferable to seek the help of a physiotherapist to perform exercises within the conservative treatment that works to maintain the health of the body and strengthen the muscles, flexibility and endurance, and this is often a physiotherapy at home..
The physiotherapist plays an important role in improving the health condition of people who face complex health challenges as a result of advanced age or chronic diseases, because of having the appropriate education and medical experience that is not available to graduates of physical education, for example.
Not only does physiotherapy improve strength and flexibility, but it can also help reduce the risk of falling, which is an especially common problem for older people and those with certain conditions who need:

  • Stroke physiotherapy.
  • Physiotherapy for spine patients
  • Brain attack.

Physiotherapy can help strengthen muscles and improve balance and coordination, all of which can contribute to reducing the risk of falls. In addition, physiotherapy can help people who have recently recovered from a stroke rebuild their strength and restore movement function, allowing them to return to their daily activities more safely and independently.
On the other hand, physiotherapy is not just a set of random exercises, but includes a customized plan that matches the needs and abilities of each individual. These plans often include special exercises to enhance the ability to perform daily activities more effectively and safely. These programs are designed based on
The skills and experience of a physiotherapist, who adapts treatment to suit the individual’s health condition and daily activities.
Physiotherapy at home can contribute significantly to improving the quality of life for people who suffer from chronic diseases or who are over the age of sixty. This type of treatment helps maintain health and independence, which enhances the general well-being of the patient.

Is it possible to get a geriatric doctor or a physiotherapist at home for examination and follow-up?

DoktorCare seeks to develop and improve the quality of health care in Egypt, and to meet all the needs of patients, especially the elderly, chronic conditions, and their families, and to ensure that they receive home examination services through a home physiotherapist, a home examination doctor, especially a geriatric doctor, or any other home examination doctor from other specialties at the highest level and medical competence and with high experience, As well as home medical analysis services and home radiology service of the highest quality and best price, with a selection of the most skilled specialists, the largest radiology centers, and the best accredited analysis laboratories in Egypt, without the need for patients to move to doctors’ clinics, exerting effort, time, and mixing with others with the possibility of exposure to infection in light of spreading diseases and viruses.