If regular exercise for seniors is something that older adults dread to engage in, it’s because of the perceived lack of fun and enjoyment!
Today you’ll find out how exercise can be a joyful activity. But first…
Of course, following an exercise routine is meant to benefit your daily life.
And daily life means tying shoes, going upstairs without getting winded, shopping and carrying groceries, running errands, household chores and gardening, and yes, lifting your grandchildren.
Living your daily life to the best of your abilities requires maintaining these abilities by engaging in - here it comes - exercise for seniors.
No matter what your present level of activity is, there is a multitude of exercises you can do as a senior to increase your mobility, i.e. your range of motion and your flexibility.
Mobility is the most often overlooked component of a well-rounded exercise lifestyle of people - especially of older adults.
You’re probably aware of the following…
The four main types of exercise that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommends for the senior population are…
And, of course, the NIH is right - these exercises will truly promote your senior health and your physical independence.
But - it bears repeating - exercises to increase mobility are indispensable. They can and should be incorporated in the above mentioned four exercise groups, particularly stretching.
Beginning an exercise routine is instantly rewarding. You'll notice the difference it makes in the ease of performing your daily activities.
The most important rule to observe when exercising is to Keep It Fun.
You do that by easing into it with a few simple warm-ups and basic stretches while sitting down or by taking a short walk around the block.
Then do your complete exercise for seniors routine.
At the moment, you may not be in a position to even do this much. Don't worry.
Everybody starts somewhere. You may want to begin your new healthier life by doing exercises you can perform sitting down. Take it from there...
Avoid increasing the amount or time of your exercise routine - whatever it is you decide to engage in - at too rapid a pace or too heavy a load. Failing to do that almost always ends in abandoning the exercise regimen...
Because - where is the fun in getting yourself injured or frustrated with the wrong techniques?
Learn how to ease into your new or renewed exercise lifestyle by always having fun doing it!
You deserve a life full of joy - and exercise - as vital as it is to your health and longevity - must also be an enjoyable activity!
Cardiovascular exercise is a truly invigorating activity - fast-paced and fun. Check this out: Chair Aerobics.
It's positively "heartwarming" :)
On the Internet you can find exercise programs that work and suit you, and if you stick with them you’ll reap the benefits of senior health.
However, many seniors don’t seem to stick with any exercise. Want proof? Look at the dismal statistics regarding the health of our senior population. Or just look around you…
Ensure your health and fitness by reaching out for guidance and encouragement that will help you achieve success.
SeniorHealthSuccess.com offers to be your partner...
By showing you how exercise for seniors can be lots of fun, while holding you “accountable” (checking progress in a very nice and gentle way).
You are a senior, you want health, and you want to be assured of the SUCCESS of your efforts.
As not everyone likes to see oneself as a declining senior (Exercise and Aging speaks to that) --
Hopefully you consider yourself a young-at-heart person who has a youthful outlook on life - and take this very opportunity to make some positive changes.
Not only are you going to be encouraged, guided, supported - but most importantly - you’re going to be told the truth…
Success will be yours when you accept that your efforts to improve your health may need to include some changes in your nutrition and exercise lifestyle.
When? The time is NOW.
You are a baby boomer, an older adult, a senior - but hopefully a person who is young at heart and spirit. What are you waiting for?
It really is like the headline said -
You’ve come to the right place. Welcome.
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