Problem Solved: Fitness as We Age

Updated: Apr 5

As we age, it can be hard to keep moving which means we can lose some of our endurance. Sometimes it's challenging to find exercises appropriate for your ability. There are many ways to incorporate exercise into your routine at home using simple, everyday equipment - no matter your age! Just doing simple tasks consistently such as putting dishes away can improve your endurance. See below for more great ideas on how to keep being a mover and a shaker!




What Exercises Can I Do At Home?

There are many ways you can keep fit at home performing everyday tasks. One great way to incorporate cardio exercise is to sweep your floors. Improve your leg strength by doing squats as you load the dishwasher. And don't forget to build those strong Popeye arms by doing counter or wall push-ups!



How Can A Elderly Person Build Endurance?

There are a couple of simple ways to start building your endurance when feeling more tired. Start with just standing in front of your favorite chair or couch for a few minutes every hour. Then progress to walking or participating in one activity in standing for 5-10 minutes every hour. But if your low endurance level is keeping you from doing your everyday tasks, call us and we will help you figure out how to make those tasks easier!




Where to find Exercise Videos for Seniors

Want someone to guide you through your exercises? YouTube has a host of free channels that have all types of exercises. Here are a few channels and videos to check out:


1. HAS Fit Chair Exercises

2. More Life Health Seniors Channel

3. Grow Young Fitness Channel



 

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