Assoc. Dr. Didem Sezgin Özcan stated that those over the age of 65 can spend this period in a healthy way with routine exercises while they stay at home.
Assoc. Dr. Didem Sezgin Özcan pointed out the importance of exercise for those over the age of 65 who spend most of their time under quarantine at home due to the Kovid-19 pandemic.
Özcan noted that those over the age of 65 who spend the pandemic period at home can turn this process into an opportunity to reduce the risk of disease and make a healthier and fitter start to the next year, and that routine exercises to be done at home contribute greatly to physical, mental and spiritual health.
Emphasizing that exercise is necessary for a healthier and better quality life for people over 65, Özcan said, “With exercise, we reduce the risk and progression of many chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity. The negative psychological effects of exercise, Kovid-19 and quarantine. For this reason, it is absolutely necessary not to have the thought that ‘I haven’t exercised regularly until this age, it’s too late now’.” made its assessment.
“We should gradually increase the exercise as we get used to it”
They may switch from light-intensity activities such as walking and light housework indoors to moderate-intensity activities such as brisk walking, dancing, gardening at home.
Emphasizing that the use of stationary bikes is also very safe in terms of the risk of falling, Özcan said, “We recommend moderate-intensity exercises at least 30-60 minutes a day, 3-5 days a week.
People may not be able to exercise in one go. In such a case, they can do it by dividing it into 10-minute exercises a day.”
4 exercises that strengthen muscles
Emphasizing that strengthening, stretching, stretching and balance exercises are very important for people over the age of 65, Özcan said:
“An important issue I would like to remind for this age group is that they should be careful in terms of conditions such as chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness and cold sweats that they may experience during exercise. Those who have a previous history of heart disease or who develop such findings during exercise should definitely have heart disease. Physician control and treatment should be done in terms of health and exercise should be started later.