Best Exercises for Seniors (Part I)

 

Stay strong, be safe, and keep your independence by putting these top fitness selections into your training plan.

Regardless of your age, the best exercise for you is the one you like the most. After all, if you don’t enjoy your workout, how long are you going to keep doing it?

Still, when trying any of the many forms of exercise out there, it’s crucial to bear in mind what you want and need to get out of your workout. And that most likely will alter over the years. For seniors, the main priority has to be sustaining your quality of life.

For this to happen, focus on workouts crafted to help you remain mobile, build strength, and improve balance. Additionally, the key is considering the requirements of any given fitness option. Are your bones durable enough for high-impact exercises like running and jumping? Is your balance where it’s supposed to be for fall-free bike rides? How much time to do you truly have to go to the gym?

This article has some of the best exercises for older adults. As always, be sure to check with your physician before starting a new fitness program, particularly if you have injuries, a chronic condition, or balance issues. The good news: Assuming your doctor hasn’t said a method of exercise is off-limits, pick which one you like. All of them are fabulous.

Swimming is an excellent exercise for seniors.

Swimming

There’s a reason swimming is known as the world’s perfect exercise. Regardless if you’re doing the breaststroke, taking a water aerobics class, or playing Marco Polo with the grandchildren, getting in the pool is a good way to develop your cardiovascular fitness while at the same time strengthening your muscles.

It does all this while using little stress on your bones and joints, which is a huge plus for men and women who have osteoporosis or arthritis. As if that isn’t plenty enough reason to jump in a pool, research suggests that swimming can help seniors keep their minds as sharp as their bodies.