Caregivers in Southbury CT: How Can You Possibly Work Exercise into Your Busy Day as a Family Caregiver?

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How Can You Possibly Work Exercise into Your Busy Day as a Family Caregiver?



Caregivers in Southbury CTGetting more exercise as a family caregiver can often feel like just one more chore that has to get shoehorned into your daily "to dos." You don't have to experience exercise that way, though.

Move in Ways You Love to Move

If you're doing exercises that you hate to do, you'll avoid doing them. That's just how the human brain works sometimes. Start thinking about the activities you enjoy doing. Don't think about them as exercise at first, but think about the movements that you enjoy. If you love walking with your dog, write that down. If you love stretching the kinks out of your muscles after you wake up, write that down. Before you realize it, you'll have a list of activities that allow you to move your body in ways it loves to move.

Do a Little at a Time

You don't have to set aside an hour at a time, every single day, to exercise. In fact, you might find you do more moving if you do a little bit at a time throughout the day. Right after you wake up, you might do a few minutes of stretching. Later in the morning, you might do some dancing while you're making breakfast. All of the moving that you do throughout the day adds up and it all counts.

Don't Overthink It

If you're still stressed about how to get more exercise into your day, you're probably overthinking the entire situation. Stop worrying about how much exercise you're getting and make little choices throughout the day that keep you moving. Park a few spaces farther away at the pharmacy when you go pick up your loved one's prescription. Take the stairs when you can. These choices all contribute to your goal of moving more.

Keep at It

It's easy to give up when you're not sure you're doing everything you're supposed to be doing. Even if you're only moving a little more now than you were before, that's great. Keep going with those choices. Before you know it, you'll be moving even more and that's what you're really looking for with exercise.

Remember to always check with your doctor before you start any new exercise programs. This helps to ensure that you're safe to exercise.

If you or an aging loved one are considering caregivers in Southbury, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, CT at 203-731-2544.

Jim Crossett, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Danbury
Jim Crossett, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Danbury

Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend our warmest welcome to you and your family as you search for the best home care services for your loved one in need.


I am Jim Crossett, president of SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, Connecticut. From our conveniently located office, we serve the residents of Fairfield County including the areas of Danbury, Ridgefield, Redding, New Milford and Southbury.


As you begin your selection process for the perfect living assistance for you senior family member, you are joining the ranks of many concerned children searching for non-medical in-home help. The Danbury area is home to many senior citizens and their families who are looking for a method of care that allows them to stay in the comfort of their residence. Your elderly loved one means a great deal to you and you will not be satisfied with anything but the best for them. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we go beyond your expectations and exceed the high standards you have set for their proper care.

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