Exercise for Seniors: Top Benefits & 3 Easy Workouts

5/6/22
Mira Sherman
Director of Customer Experience
Avanlee Care

It’s no surprise that physicians recommend maintaining an active lifestyle as we age. Regular exercise benefits seniors and older adults by strengthening their immune system, boosting their mood, and improving their overall health.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) found that exercise reduces the risk of physical impairment in older adults due to an important connection between muscle strength and overall mobility. For older adults with lower fitness levels, the NIH recommends adding exercise gradually, to help prevent injuries.

For most seniors, it’s safe to include exercise as part of a daily routine, but always check with a healthcare provider if you have any questions.

How Exercise Benefits Older Adults

Seniors get many benefits from exercise, and it’s easy to integrate activity into their daily routine. The National Council on Aging describes the life-changing benefits of exercise, including:

Getting active with your senior can benefit both of you, and is a great way to spend quality time together.

Easy Workouts for Seniors

Make sure to check with your senior’s healthcare provider before starting any workout program to ensure it’s safe for any specific health needs. If your loved one has osteoporosis or other bone issues, some exercises will need modification to keep your senior safe and healthy.

Once you’ve verified everything is good to go, try these three easy senior-safe workouts.

Ultimately, working out and staying active will help improve the health of you and your loved ones.

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