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Exercise For Seniors Fitness And Exercise
Walk: A good exercise program for seniors is walking. Start slow in distance and pace and gradually increase both over a period of weeks to avoid overuse injuries.Remember to stretch hamstrings, quads, and calf muscles before and after u walk. Adding some basic sit- ups and push-ups to this will add core and upper body strength. Best of Luck! ...Read more
Good habit: Starting to exercise when you are young will hopefully be the beginning of a long healthy lifestyle exercise and healthy nutrition will help control your weight and maintain fitness while we cannot all do what we may have done at age 20, a lifelong commitment to exercise will go a long way toward maintaining your health. ...Read more
Low impact: Aquatics, body weight, or resistance bands/ tubing biking, and/or elliptical. Aquatics allow you to perform body weight exercises, but being in water actually reduces the stress on your body due to buoyancy. Once you are able to perform body weight activities then look to add light resistance w/ bands/ tubing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For Strength: Hard to tell if you're upset with the effort involved (weighted lunges) or the instructor's in-your-face attitude. Adding weights to lunges is a great option, if somewhat advanced, to strengthen the thighs and improve core strength. The option to do them or not should be up to you and based on your fitness level and comfort. Some people like being "pushed" to excel, many others don't..Up to you! ...Read more
Kines grad students run senior fitness program. They do fast reps and want us to do things like banana. Should I if deconditioned, lordosis, weak quad?
Ask your primary: Before any new exercise, ask your primary doctor. In most cases, some form of exercise is good, but it should take your general health into account, as well any specific conditions you may have. You need exercise, but it should be safe. It should also be gradually increased in intensity and duration to avoid injury. ...Read more
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6 fitness mistakes: ...To avoid: 1) focusing on just one aspect of wellness; 2) not cleaning up your diet first; 3) going too fast at the onset; 4) skipping out on warming up, cooling down, and stretching; 5) not being accountable (commit to making fitness your habit); 6) acting on bad advice--seek out the guidance of experts. Now, move from intention to results! reference: newwavefitness.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor.: Mild to moderate exercise, like jogging and some swimming are great starts and need no equipment. It is smart to see your doctor to find what you can and should do for health, along with a balanced diet and the best books for health and fitness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your doctor.: Mild to moderate exercise, like jogging and some swimming are great starts and need no equipment. Sports participation also helps. So does exercising with peers of same ability. Isometric exercise, like weight lifting, can build muscles, which helps capabilities/fitness. It is smart to see your doctor to find what you can and should do for health, along with a balanced diet and the best products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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