Thursday, April 21, 2016

[Video] 10-Minute Low-Impact Workout for Seniors

Staying fit throughout your lifetime is, of course, important, but it gets even more important as you age. Falls caused by poor balance or lack of fitness are one of the leading causes of death and disability in the elderly. Staying in shape can prevent debilitating injury, so it is imperative that you stay physically active as you enter your senior years.

This short, low-impact workout is conducted by a physical therapist, and it's perfect for those who are looking for a gentle way to get some extra movement into your day.

Whether you are a senior or just at a very low fitness level and need a way to improve your physical activity levels in a safe way, this is a good one to try. It includes a light cardio segment, a balance exercise, and a strength training portion, plus stretching. The only equipment you need is a couple of light hand weights (or water bottles, canned goods, etc.), and something to hold onto like the back of a chair.

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