Elder Health Care: Exercise for Seniors

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Exercise: You Bet It Still Works!

My 83-year-old grandfather is an animal! He has always been fairly active in his community and as a worker but he has really turned up the heat on his exercise regiment over the past several months and he is seeing real health benefits. He walks 1 ½ to 2 miles per day and he spends time on his old Ab-Lounge.

As your lifestyle slowly shifts and you have fewer out of the house activities, be sure to implement a consistent exercise routine. Remember, it doesn’t have to be Ab-Lounges. Below are just a few ideas on how to maintain your functional fitness:

Walking
Gardening or yard work
Grocery Shopping
Cooking
Senior-specific aerobic classes
Volunteering at a soup kitchen

All of these are great ways to stay in shape and many of them also allow you to spend quality time with friends, family and community members. Remember to pace yourself and make the event fun so that you are more likely to continue doing it. Don’t wait, start slow, consult your physician and start your exercise program today!

It’s never too late and yes, it still works!!!

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Elder Health Care: Exercise for Seniors

  1. 1. Exercise: You Bet It Still Works!
  2. 2. Exercise: You Bet It Still Works! My 83-year-old grandfather is an animal! He has always been fairly active in his community and as a worker.
  3. 3. Exercise: You Bet It Still Works! He has really turned up the heat on his exercise regiment over the past several months and he is seeing real health benefits. He walks 1 ½ to 2 miles per day and he spends time on his old Ab-Lounge.
  4. 4. Exercise: You Bet It Still Works! As your lifestyle slowly shifts and you have fewer out of the house activities, be sure to implement a consistent exercise routine. Remember, it doesn’t have to be Ab- Lounges.
  5. 5. Maintain Your Functional Fitness Below are just a few ideas on how to maintain your functional fitness: • Walking • Gardening or yard work • Grocery Shopping • Cooking • Senior-specific aerobic classes • Volunteering at a soup kitchen
  6. 6. Staying In Shape All of these are great ways to stay in shape and many of them also allow you to spend quality time with friends, family and community members.
  7. 7. Staying In Shape Remember to pace yourself and make the event fun so that you are more likely to continue doing it. Don’t wait, start slow, consult your physician and start your exercise program today! It’s never too late and yes, it still works!!!

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