Fitness Pick-Me-Ups for Seniors: 5 Simple Exercises to Keep Aging Adults in Shape
by Susie Yakowicz
Exercising in the senior years has many proven benefits, but daily workouts can be hard on an aging body. Joints, bones, and energy weaken over time, making it more difficult to engage in long bouts of physical activity as you age. Fortunately, you can keep your senior body toned and fit without a full workout. Try these fitness pick-me-ups for seniors to stay in shape, and make simple exercises a habit you can do every day for your health–no matter what your age.
Pose Like a Yogi
A short set of poses, balances, and breathing exercises can go a long way in improving your health and keeping you in shape during the senior years. They’re also a cinch to do. Aim for a five-minute yoga break that includes simple poses, like cat or cow, downward-facing dog, or chair pose. Add balance movements, such as knee lifts or lunges. Breathe slowly and deeply to improve circulation, increase energy, and strengthen muscles.