During the State of Alarm, the elderly have not only had to renounce contact with family and
friends, but also any type of activity outside their home A series of limitations that, although
they have reduced the risk of contagion, have made a dent in the physical and emotional
health of the elderly. Uncertainty, fear of Covid-19, loneliness and lack of mobility have generated,
in many of them, stress and anxiety and have led them to lose agility and strength. In fact, there
are many older people who, despite being able to go out today, are afraid or have difficulty doing so.
In AMIGO24 we recommend to alleviate the negative effects of confinement in the elderly:
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND GOOD FOOD After weeks at home and hardly walking, it is normal
for older people to lose tone and tire more than usual. Therefore, it is advisable that they incorporate
certain exercise routines into their day to day. At AMIGO 24 we recommend to make it safer to use
bottom brackets, rollators and walkers to gradually gain muscle tone, if the distances you want to
travel are long, an electric scooter or chair helps you a lot. Technical aids such as beds and cranes
also help a lot, perfect to avoid overloads and help family members and patients more comfortably.
You have to try to stay active. Food is key to keeping the immune system strong as the joints
and bones. Older and not so old should avoid processed foods and incorporate ingredients rich
in vitamin C and D, calcium, magnesium, zinc or selenium into their diet. We are talking,
for example, of eggs, oranges, kiwi, strawberries, spinach, broccoli, whole grains, legumes or
mushrooms. Doing so, in addition to maintaining iron health, will improve your mood.
INFORMATIVE DIET Excess information - and more so when it is negative - can cause the
opposite effect to the desired one. Instead of keeping us up to date and reassuring us, it can
misinform us and lead to fear, worry, and eventually anxiety and depression. For this reason,
experts recommend limiting the hours to which we are exposed to current news and being more
demanding with the content we consume. Doing so will reduce the level of stress we are exposed
to and improve our quality of sleep.