As people age, they should be more conscious of how they exercise. Exercises that were done as a young adult, may no longer be suitable and could lead to serious injury. Below are some low-impact exercises that are great for older adults:
Yoga is the holistic approach to exercise as you can attain all your fitness goals with low-impact exercises. Yoga can help improve muscle strength, aerobic fitness, core stability, and mobility. All of these are great exercises to stay active in a safe way. All you need to do is get a CanDo® Yoga Mat and join a Yoga class. Yoga classes are very beneficial, especially if you are new and want to learn the basics. Being around other people can also give people extra motivation to achieve their fitness goals.
Swimming, or hydrotherapy, is perfect for those who like to cool off in the pool and get in a good exercise at the same time. There are a lot of physical things you can do in a pool such as, taking water aerobic classes, playing with grandkids, or even just doing laps around the pool. Water activities are fun and can increase your cardiovascular fitness. For a greater challenge, you can increase the resistance of the exercises you do in the water with CanDo® Swim Belts. These swim belts offer a smooth, comfortable fit and can really help with low-impact exercises.
Resistance Band Workouts
Resistance band workouts are without a doubt the easiest and most inexpensive exercise tool out there. If you cannot make it to a pool or a Yoga class, you can simply use a CanDo® exercise band and exercise at home. If you are new to using an exercise band, there are a lot of beginner-friendly exercises out there. Once you get the hang of using resistance bands, you can challenge your muscles more by using stronger resistance bands or practicing more challenging exercises. There are a lot of things you can do with a resistance band as it can improve strength, posture and joints.
No matter which form of physical activity you choose, you will benefit and live a longer, healthier life. If want to try any of these activities, please consult your doctor before you do so.
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Article written by William Graves.