The holiday season is once again right around the corner, so now if you are looking for some active Christmas gift ideas for senior women you’ll find them in this post!
Buying Christmas gifts to your older loved ones can be sometimes hard, especially if they don’t have definitive hobbies you could buy a gift for.
Elder Strength is all about encouraging seniors to exercise and perform strength training to prevent old age frailty and losing independence.
Many older people think they are weaker than they really are because they’ve accepted the idea that’s normal with aging. This seems to be especially true with senior women.
That’s why I recommend you consider encouraging a senior loved one to try strength training or some other form of exercise that could be beneficial for their health.
So the Christmas gift ideas I will recommend will all be ones that encourage and support an active lifestyle and help improve the skills of strength and balance.
So without further ado, let’s look at the ideas!
Balance boards are a great gift active gift for seniors because they are effective, affordable, and fun to use.
In case you didn’t know, we start to lose our ability to maintain balance as we age because of several factors. Our muscles become weaker, our vestibular system and coordination deteriorate, and our mobility diminishes.
One of the key reasons for this is that we tend to become less active as we age. We don’t do as many activities that challenge the balance skill or our leg muscles.
The good news is that this can be countered by balance training and strength training to a great extent. So if you want to help your loved one prevent falls, a balance board is a great
You can read mode about balance boards and how to use them in my article Best Balance Boards For Seniors.
Yoga Course or Mat (or both)
Yoga is a form of exercise that is great for seniors because it offers gentle strength training, improved mobility, and balance training in a single package.
As you probably know, yoga is very popular among older women who appreciate the social component, as well as the calming and relaxing effect yoga, can provide.
So what would be a better gift than a yoga DVD course that allows you to practice yoga in the comfort of your own home during these times of social distancing?
Yoga requires pretty much a piece of single equipment, a comfortable and slip-free mat to perform the poses on.
You can learn more about yoga mats and DVD courses in the following articles:
Resistance bands, also known as Therabands are great for performing gentle strength training at the comfort of your home.
More importantly, they are affordable, don’t take much space, and are effective when used correctly.
Strength training is probably the best thing seniors can do to improve their health and independence. Aging causes you to lose muscle mass and bone mass.
Any form of strength or resistance training has been shown to be very effective in countering this effect. Since most people don’t have the space for heavy gym equipment, resistance bands offer a great way to perform effective strength training at home.
Resistance bands are very compact since they only weigh a few ounces and don’t really take up any space.
You can find more information about resistance bands and example routine in the article Theraband exercises for Seniors.
This one is a bit more expensive but if you are looking for a more significant gift that brings both joy and activity, an electric bike is a perfect candidate.
Electric bikes are a great form of transportation for seniors since they are much lighter to pedal than regular bicycles. This gives seniors the opportunity to explore and move much farther without the risk of exhaustion.
Since most models allow you to adjust the power and you still need to pedal, they offer gentle exercise
Cycling is also great for maintaining balance skills since you have to maintain balance while riding a bike.
You can learn more about electric bikes in the article Best Electric Bikes For Seniors.
A Healthy Meal Delivery Subscription
My final gift idea is a healthy meal delivery subscription. Many seniors eat unhealthy because they don’t have the money, knowledge or energy to cook healthy meals for themselves several times a day.
Because of the social distancing and pandemic situation around the world, many seniors also have to avoid crowded stores and market places, which can make getting supplies hard.
The perfect solution for this is a meal delivery service that brings healthy foods right at your doorstep. They are not as expensive as you might think and even a subscription of a couple of months can go a long way to
It’s also a great immaterial gift is you don’t want to buy items that might end up unused.
You can learn more about meal delivery services in the post: Healthy Meal Delivery Service For Seniors.
I hope you found these active gift ideas for seniors women helpful and exciting! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Christmas gifts are often hard to get but the perfect gift is something that will bring both joy and excitement instantly and benefits in the long run.
So gifts that encourage an active lifestyle, exercise, and healthy eating are perfect for your senior loved one. They offer excitement and
Even if your loved one doesn’t enjoy exercise I recommend you try to challenge this notion and make exercise something you can enjoy together for example.
Many times all it takes is a few times of trying a new activity out to realize how beneficial it is and to form a habit out of it.
Exercising for health doesn’t have to be hard or discomforting, on the contrary! Strength training for example can be very easy and fun to perform and it doesn’t have to take more than a few minutes per day.
Many folks who dislike exercise think you have to do grueling workouts to get any benefits when this simply isn’t true.
I recommend you also check out my free strength training program for seniors, you can download it and give it to your loved ones as a gift as well.
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See you next time.