Help my aging parents slow down
August 5, 2014 7:19 PM Subscribe
Any advice on how to convince my active, aging parents to slow down a bit and find that right balance between being active and overactive?
posted by kalimotxero to Health & Fitness (24 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My parents are in their mid-70s and generally in good shape; my dad regularly takes two-hour walks and does yardwork that would exhaust me. They've suffered a couple of setbacks this year (pinched nerve, cataracts) and I'm starting to think they need to slow down a bit, but not too much since it's important to stay active at their age. They have an old-school immigrant work ethic so they've never been much for hobbies or just relaxing. Any insights on how I might get them to chill out a bit?