How to Exercise Properly for People over 65 Years Old

As people get older, they tend to exercise less. Exercise, however, is very important for balance, flexibility, and health maintenance in general.

  • This is only a sample workout so don't push yourself to the limits.
  • Always check with your doctor before beginning any fitness or exercise program.

Steps

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    Start with a light walk. Try to walk outside rather than on a treadmill. Do this for 5-15 minutes.
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    Bump up the pace, so you are JUST BARELY outside your comfort zone. Continue walking for 3-7 minutes.
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    Take a one-minute break. Flex your ankles and wrists.
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    Do some weight-lifting exercise. Use one- to five-five pound weights, whichever you feel comfortable with. Do any kind of weight-lifting exercise you wish, but do no more than ten repetitions.
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    Do some gentle arm stretches.
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    Stretch your legs and walk back to your home.
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    Drink water. It's important to stay hydrated during your workout.

Tips

  • People of any age can do this workout, but is not suggested if you're looking for a challenge.
  • If you are looking for a fitness program that improves flexibility, balance and strength, you might consider yoga.
  • Try to visualize what you are going to do it will help you a lot.
  • Ty to eat foods that are also good for you. For your health.
  • Be in a place that is quite and where you are comfortable.

Warnings

  • Be careful not to strain yourself.
  • This is only a sample workout so don't push yourself to the limits.
  • When you fell pain or any sort of discomfort stop right there.
  • You may need assistance.
  • Never push yourself too hard. If you can't do it, then stop, but don't give up.

Things You'll Need

  • A set of one- to five-pound weights.
  • A Good trail/Path to walk on
  • An Assistant

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Categories: Sports and Fitness