Holistic Methods for Reducing Stress

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Holistic Methods for Reducing Stress



If your elderly loved one experiences stress often, they should do something about it sooner rather than later. There are many elderly people who end up having a heart attack because they didn’t get their stress under control. While the stress itself can’t kill anyone, the pressure that stress has on the heart can. It is important to do all you can to help your elderly loved one reduce their stress. There are many holistic methods that you may want to recommend to them today. If your elderly loved one is willing to try these things, you and their caregivers can help them incorporate these into their life.

Yoga is Helpful

Yoga is one of the many holistic methods that is helpful for reducing stress. It can help someone to prevent stress in their life, as well. There are many different types of yoga. You can find many different yoga positions for your elderly loved one to try, as well. If they are just beginning yoga, they should start with the most basic moves. This way they can slowly start increasing their flexibility and reducing the tension in their body and mind. By doing this, they can relieve stress and feel better.

Meditating is Something to Try

Your elderly loved one can also try meditating. This is a powerful mindfulness technique that has helped millions of people to relieve their stress. Just like yoga, there are many different types of meditation that your elderly loved one can try. Once your elderly loved one finds a meditation that they connect with, it can be there go-to for when they need stress relief. If your elderly loved one meditates regularly, they may be able to prevent some stress from happening in the first place.

Exercising More Often

In addition to the yoga and meditating, your elderly loved one could relieve stress by exercising more often, too. There are numerous types of exercise that your elderly loved one could try for stress relief. Research shows that walking, jogging, running, cycling, weight lifting, and other exercises can help with relieving stress. Not only that, but exercising regularly can help to improve your elderly loved one’s self-confidence. When they feel better about themselves, it can help to relieve and prevent stress.

Conclusion

These are some of the holistic methods for reducing stress that your elderly loved one may want to try. If they decide to try these methods, you and their caregivers can help your loved one to implement them into their life. In certain cases, someone may get benefits from these methods immediately. Others may need to try these methods more than once to get benefits.

Sources
https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/stress

If you or an aging loved-one are considering caregivers in Centennial, CO, please contact the caring staff at SYNERGY HomeCare today. Call us at (303) 756-9322.​​

Tom Yetzer
Tom Yetzer

Tom is the owner of SYNERGY HomeCare of Denver, Colorado.

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