It is important to get in a daily recommended amount of exercise, regardless of your age. For the elderly, choosing low-impact exercises that will not put immense strain on your joints is a great way of keeping active. In this article, we share with you some low-impact exercises you can try.
Instead of running or jogging, swimming is a great exercise for the elderly who cannot put too much strain on their knees. You can even choose to attend water aerobics classes for a change. Swimming comes with many benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, better muscle strength, and more.
Yoga is one way you can improve flexibility and keep fit in your golden years. In addition, it can help you to relax your mind and improve your mental health. With more than a hundred types of yoga available for you to choose from, you can select the types of movement that best suit your needs and abilities.
Many elders choose to take up ballroom dancing as a way of keeping fit and socializing at the same time. Strengthening your core and pelvic muscles, ballroom dancing is a great choice if you wish to get out there and make some new friends as well. As dance classes are likely to be an hour at a time, you will be able to get in your recommended exercise intake easily.
If you have always been a fan of the great outdoors, you may already be going on regular hikes. If not, you will be glad to know that there are short, simple trails available for beginners. Coming with the benefit of increased bone density and strengthened muscles, you can also take it as a chance to reconnect with nature and spend some valuable alone time or bonding time with loved ones.
Is cycling more of your thing? Cycling is always a great choice for seniors because it increases joint flexibility without putting strain on your knees. It is also a great way to build calf and abdominal muscles. As a beginner, you may wish to stick to cycling trails, which have been designed to be safe and scenic. Once you have gotten the hang of it, you may wish to cycle to scenic destinations on your bucket list!
Keep Fit and Active at Aston Gardens At Tampa Bay
If you find that keeping fit and active is a chore while aging in place, consider making the move to a senior living community like Aston Gardens At Tampa Bay. With a health & fitness program that offers fun and stimulating exercise choices, you can enjoy keeping fit in our community. We also have a senior-equipped fitness center onsite where you can receive personalized instruction. To schedule a senior living tour and enjoy a VIP experience, please feel free to get in touch with us today and discover why our community is a great choice for you.