Staying healthy and active as you age is a key component to maximizing your healthy living. It can be easy to stay sedentary as you lose mobility. However, here are a few ways that older adults can stay active and still partake in a healthy lifestyle!
- Swimming: Swimming is a great way to improve strength and get a low-impact cardio option into your daily routine. With minimal stress on your bones and joints, swimming in a water aerobics class or going to your local water park can improve your strength.
- Yoga: Yoga is a great way to ensure your muscles stay lean and strong with age! Much like swimming, it’s gentle on the joints and is low impact. The moves can also be easily modified for chair-use and can have tremendous mental benefits as well.
- Resistance Bands: An energetic option for getting muscle engagement is resistance bands. Bands allow for a healthy challenge to the muscles, without the strain that regular weight training has on the body.
- Walking: Walking is a simple, easy way to stay healthy and fit with age. The recommended amount of steps per day is about 10,000 – although, everyone has different needs. This is a great, free way to keep your body engaged, it can even be done with friends!
- Cycling: Whether you’re inside a gym on a cycling machine, or in the great outdoors getting some sunshine, cycling is a great way to get your heart rate going and your muscles working! While cycling, you can easily set your own pace and enjoy a rhythmic movement.
Overall, as you age it doesn’t matter what type of exercise you get everyday – as long as you move each day. From low to high impact movements, you can explore them all. Reach out to us today if you have any questions about getting enough exercise in your day.