Exercising is fundamental at any age. Here are 5 top exercises for the elderly, to keep them active and healthy.
It is a big misconception that the elderly should not engage in any physical activity, should they be prone to injuries and other reasons.
In fact, senior citizens are highly encouraged to engage in regular exercise.
Regular exercise not only helps to reduce the risk of chronic diseases, but also helps to reduce anxiety, depression and any other negative moods.
Starting to exercise at an older age may be daunting at first. But the trick is to start slow and find an easy routine to follow regularly.
Here are top 5 exercises best suited for the elderly aged 60 and above!
No matter which exercises you choose for your elderly parent, loved one, or yourself, consistency is the key. If you or they start to get bored, or if the exercise starts to get a little too easy, increase the duration of the workout. Or add a little difficulty to your work.
At the end of the day, as seniors, you don't want to overexert yourself as it could eventually lead to injury.
Finally, before embarking on any exercise routine, please consult your doctor and get the all-clear! We want you and your loved ones to be as healthy as possible :)