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Healthy at Any Age: Exercises to Keep Seniors Active

Last updated 5 years ago

Although it takes motivation to adopt and stick to a regular exercise regimen, the benefits of doing so are too great to be ignored. As you age, your flexibility, range of motion, and muscle mass all begin to decrease. If you are a senior who is looking to stay active, here are a few ways to do so:

Stretching

Stretching can help you maintain or improve your flexibility. It also protects you against common exercise injuries. If you try to do some basic stretches every morning and evening, you will find that stretching becomes increasingly easier. If you enjoy stretching, consider practicing yoga to improve your balance and further enhance your flexibility.

Walking

Walking is a very underrated, yet still excellent form of exercise. If you do not already do a fair amount of walking every day, integrate a recreational walk into your schedule. If you do walk a lot, try to add a few hundred steps to each walk you take, or pick up the pace to burn more calories and elevate your heart rate.

Swimming

Swimming is a great form of exercise for people of all ages. Elderly individuals with joint pain and other existing conditions can swim comfortably and participate in water aerobics without experiencing discomfort.

Weightlifting

As a senior, you can maintain your muscle mass with a simple weightlifting routine. Start with a set of light weights, and consult with your doctor to find out about a strength-training routine that is well-suited to you.

EvergreenChoice helps hundreds of seniors in New York City live the healthy and comfortable lifestyles that they enjoy. To learn more about how our caregivers can help keep you in shape, or to find out about any of our senior home care services, visit us online or call us today at (646) 783-3651.

Primary: Senior Care New York Tracking: Elder Care New York, Senior Care NYC, Elderly Care New York, Home Care New York

 

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