Tuesday Tips for Caregivers – Exercise Tips for the Aging Population
As you grow older, staying active becomes more important than ever. Regular exercise can help boost energy and maintain your independence. Exercise can also slow down some of the signs of aging and remember exercise is good for your mind, mood and memory.
Staying active is not a science. Just remember that mixing different types of exercise helps both reduce monotony and improve your overall health. The key is to find activities that you enjoy. Here are some activities that are beneficial to aging and older adults:
- Walking. Walking is a perfect way to start exercising. It requires no special equipment, aside from a comfortable pair of walking shoes and can be done anywhere.
- Senior sports or fitness classes. Exercise classes keep you motivated while also providing a source of fun, stress relief and a place to meet friends.
- Water aerobics and water sports. Working out in water is wonderful for seniors because water reduces stress and strain on the body’s joints.
- Yoga. Yoga combines a series of poses with breathing. Moving through the poses works on strength, flexibility and balance. Yoga can be adapted to any level.
- Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Martial arts-inspired systems of movement that increases balance and strength. Classes for seniors are often available at your local YMCA or community center.
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