6 Fun Ways for Seniors to Boost Arm Strength

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on

There are a variety of activities seniors can participate in to build their arm muscles and increase flexibility. These activities can be made even more fun if done with a family member or professional live-in caregiver in Centennial. Here’s a look at 6 of these daily activities.

1. Gardening

Beautiful flowers and wholesome food are the rich rewards for gardening. This exercise helps seniors keep their arm muscles strong by hoeing, weeding, and harvesting. 

2. Swimming

Taking a dip in the pool is an enjoyable activity. Lap swimming increases arm flexibility and strength in seniors. Your aging loved one may also enjoy taking a water exercise class to learn new arm movements.

3. Backyard Farming

Chickens, rabbits, and goats are some of the animals that can be raised on a backyard farm. Depending on the animal chosen, your loved one can enjoy fresh meat, milk, and eggs and make his or her arms stronger with the manure scooping, feeding, and watering activities. 

4. Dancing

Music is good for the soul. It is also great for the arms when dancing to it. Encourage seniors to choose the style they like best as long as they get up and move to it. 

5. Golfing

Many seniors enjoy challenging their friends on the local golf course. Carrying the golf clubs builds muscle strength, and making a perfect shot may increase arm flexibility. Seniors will be having so much fun with their friends that they will not realize they are getting a great workout for their arms.

6. Boating

Paddling a canoe or kayak is a great workout for the arms. Bring along the fishing poles and a healthy picnic lunch to enjoy a beautiful day communing with nature. Paddling is a great workout for your loved one’s arms.

Experienced caregivers at Home Care Assistance encourage and assist seniors in different exercises and daily activities that can boost their arm strength and uplift their spirit. For information on customized diet and exercise plans for seniors and our high-quality at-home care, Centennial residents can get in-touch with one of our friendly Care Managers at 303.957.3100.