We all want to be independent. As we age and our bodies start to change, we begin to lose muscle mass and therefore lose strength as well. However, if we have a consistent weight training program, we can delay the process of muscle loss., and we will not have to depend on others more. Using strength training, we can maintain bone density and improve coordination, balance, and mobility. This helps to reduce the risk of falling, which is one of the biggest dangers for older people. Because of these rewarding benefits of having good muscle strength, you will feel healthier and happier having the freedom to carry out your daily life tasks.
Squats are one of the most important exercises for older adults. Being able to squat means that you can get out of bed, get up from a chair, lift something from the ground, and also get out of a car. Doing squats will help to build a strong foundation in your lower part of the body. This strength helps to support the other strength exercises too. Squats target your quads, hamstrings, and glutes. You can hold onto a table or wall while doing squats if it is challenging to keep your balance.
Lunges are important for strengthening your hips, quads, and glutes. Doing lunges can help to keep you stable when you stand and walk around.
Wall push-ups are a variation of the regular push-ups. It is more convenient for older adults as you don’t have to get onto the floor and struggle to get back up. This exercise builds on your upper body strength, in particular your chest and arms.
Step-ups are an important way to strengthen your legs as this focuses on the skill of stepping up. Being able to climb stairs will allow you to get around to more places. This balance exercise will build your glutes and quadriceps so that you can climb stairs.
Seated Bicycle Crunches
Bicycle crunches are good for working the abs and developing your core strength. It is recommended to do them while sitting down so older adults do not have to get down on the floor.
Bicep curls are a great dumbbell exercise for strengthening the biceps. You make use of your biceps to carry things so they are essential for your independence. Sit in a chair while doing this exercise to make sure that you do not strain your back.
Why Choose Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe?
At Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe, we can proudly say that we have one of the best senior living communities available in Venice, Florida. We offer you three different senior living options to choose from: Independent Living, Senior Assisted Living, and SHINE® Memory Care. Our excellent amenities and services will allow you to lead an active, engaged lifestyle! We provide you with a wide range of activities and events for you to take part in. You will surely enjoy your golden years staying here with us. Feel free to contact us for more information.