Begin a walking program with the Care recipient (cr)

Try: #make sure the cr has sturdy comfortable walking shoes #start by walking 10 minutes a day and building up from there #if walking outdoors isn’t possible walk in a mall or covered area #have the cr bend his or her elbows at a 90-degree angle while swinging his or her arms back and forth during the walk #walk at a pace that is comfortable for the cr taking long smooth strides #encourage the cr to breathe deeply while walking

Materials: n/a

Categories: Maintenance, Medical Physical, Social, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance

Information: Walking can reduce the risk of many diseases and help keep the cr in good mental and physical shape

References: Adapted from information found at www aarp org

Keywords: Exercise walking health disease prevention

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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