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Low Impact Exercises for Seniors

If you’re a senior who’s looking for good ways to stay fit, here are some great exercises you can try at home.

This first set exercise is from yes2next channel. It’s a ten minute workout in 30-second rounds. You don’t have any excuse NOT to squeeze this in your morning routine.

 

Ready for more? This one is from the Body Project channel. The twenty minute-ish workout set is a bit challenging, but still beginner friendly. If you’re worried about waking up feeling sore the next morning, just go slower or pause whenever you’re starting to feeling it.

The last of the bunch is a seated exercise from Dartmouth-Hitchcock. It’s a great exercise for seniors with weak legs.

 

OK, that’s all for now. Remember that there’s no need to rush and force yourself to match the pace in the video. Go at your own pace if you need to especially if you’ve been out of shape for a while.

“What about riding an exercise bike?”

Yes, I guess we should also mention that riding an exercise bike, especially the recumbent type, is an excellent low-impact exercise for seniors. If you’re interested, head over to our short list of the top rated exercise bikes for seniors. You’re sure to love them

“How often should seniors exercise?”

According to the CDC, older adults should do 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week. How you spread the exercise is all up to you. For instance, you can have 30 minutes exercise per day for 5 days in a week. You can further split that 30 minutes per day into 15 minutes in the morning plus 15 minutes in the afternoon, in case a 30 minute workout is too much for you.

If you wish to know more, just visit the CDC guide.

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