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3 Types of Exercises Seniors Should Do

October 11th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

Exercise is important at any age, but it’s especially important to get regular exercise as you get older. Thing is, you can’t always run a marathon or deadlift weights at the age of 75. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t exercises you can take advantage of.

Even if you weren’t that active in your younger years, you should still take a few days a week to do some exercises that will help keep you in good shape as you age.

Flexibility

Your joints can tense up as you age and cause you to suffer from limited mobility. Flexibility exercises help your muscles and joints stay limber and allow you to have a better range of motion.

Besides doing some daily stretches, especially for your shoulders and calves, you should also try doing some yoga a few times a week, since it helps lengthen and strengthen your muscles, while also promoting calmness.

Strength

It’s no secret that you lose a lot of muscle density as you age, so it’s a good idea to combat that with a few strength and conditioning exercises! Try out light weight-lifting to build your muscles up. If weights are a bit too difficult when you first start, use resistance bands instead or just your own body weight.

You’d be surprised how much easier it will be carrying groceries or climbing stairs once you increase your muscle definition.

Endurance

Do you find that going for even a bit of physical activity all but knocks the breath out of you? A bit of aerobic exercise can help improve your lungs, heart, and circulatory systems and make doing other exercises easier.

Start slowly by going on short walks, and then increase the distance and time you spend on each walk. If you want to try something a little more fun, turn on your favorite music and dance around your home for a few hours a week!

 

When it comes to keeping your senior relatives happy and healthy, you can trust the professional caregivers at Loved Ones. With our “never alone” promise, you can rest assured that your loved ones will receive the best care possible.

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