Chances are you are active and know the benefits of exercise in your life. You use exercise to manage your stress, maintain your body weight and stay strong and flexible. You are worried about your parents who have become less active in the lockdown and become weaker and less stable.
Your parents' generation has a different relationship with exercise than you do. Their everyday life was and work more active than yours and they have never been part of a structured exercise program. As they have aged their lifestyle has changed and they need to exercise to improve their quality of life and stay living independently in their home. You have tried to persuade your parents to exercise with little success. They feel like they are too old to exercise or are not confident that they can do it.
Vintage Fitness has been persuading frail older adults to exercise for the last 16 years. We have learned what strategies work.