While most seniors won’t be running marathons, there is no reason why they can’t still enjoy and benefit from a regular exercise regime. Even a few minutes a few times a week can make a great difference.
As the aging population continues to soar in the U.S., so does the prevalence of obesity among these senior citizens. With the number of people aged 65 and above expected to double in 2050, the necessary interventions must be made to address obesity among seniors.
Here are six user-friendly and highly beneficial exercises that seniors can do at home.
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Ballroom, salsa, tap or swing. Pick your favorite dance – and your favorite partners – and hit the dance floor. This low-impact exercise is great for seniors looks to get some aerobics into their routine. It can also help with balance and coordination, reducing your risk for falls.
You don’t have to engage in strenuous weightlifting or jarring jogging to reap the benefits of exercise. There are plenty of low impact activities that go easy on your joints but still help your health.
It’s free, it’s relatively easy and you can do it anytime, anywhere. Walking is pretty much the perfect exercise.