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Fitness for Seniors

Updated on April 6, 2013

Health And Fitness From Regular Exercise

Why is Fitness For Seniors so Important?

Regular exercise will help protect you from chronic disease, improve your mood and lower your chances of injury. The older you are, the more you have to gain from exercise. All it takes is 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

If you can only start with five minutes of walking, then that's what you should do.

One of my favorite plans to recommend for getting started is the five-minutes-out, five-minutes-back.

Just like it sounds, you walk out for five minutes, turn around, and walk back. That's it...10 minutes of walking, and off you go about your day.

Starting any place for health and fitness is better than not starting


Due to Lack of Training, Not Just Aging

Seniors make quick improvements when they start exercise

We all probably know of at least one senior citizen who seems to defy the laws of aging and remains in top physical shape well beyond their peers. We also tend to dismiss this person as genetically gifted or just unusual. However, research, and more and more seniors, are showing us that this doesn't have to be the case. Many of the declines in fitness with age are due to lack of use, not just the normal aging process.

While it's true that as we age we have to work harder than the young, a lot of the declines that we attribute to aging may be reversed with fitness training.

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Individuals of all age groups follow fitness programs. The younger generation follows them to maintain and develop health. However, even older people are making sure that they are not left behind.

Doctors and physicians advise older people to opt for senior fitness programs. These programs are specifically designed to cater to the needs of aging individuals. Exercise has become mandatory for senior people who are suffering from

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Discover the Benefits of Aerobic Exercise for Seniors

Aerobic exercise is the best for improving your heart health, mobility, fitness and also stretching muscles.

Senior aerobics can do all these things, but when it comes to specialized aerobics for seniors there are even more reasons to participate.

Aerobics may look hard and tiring, but senior aerobics does not have to be. There are gentler ways to raise the heart rate enough without jumping, running, jolting or straining yourself. Aerobics for seniors is also very simple and Read More ...


Your Health and Your Sense of Well Being

Regular exercise is a vital part of healthy living as a senior. It not only helps keep muscles in good condition, exercise also strengthens the body. Working out is also a fun way to meet new people, and a terrific method of weight loss. Just like workouts designed for younger generations, senior workouts are beneficial to both the mind and the body.

Senior workouts can be simple. There is no need for complex and difficult movements. There are some workout programs designed specifically for seniors, with slow-paced exercises that gently increase the heart rate and strengthen muscles gradually. Building and strengthening muscles makes the body Read

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi,I must say that your lens is awesome. My doctor recommended me to do some hamstring exercises and stretching to reduce low back pain. What would you recommend for a 59 years old.Thanks,Betina

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      BeginnersFriend65 5 years ago

      I agree with the last comment that a fantastic way to go is to get the best treadmill around and then just use it rain or shine to buid up your tiness.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      If you take it steady, a good run, whether outside or inside on a treadmill will give the lungs and muscles a great work out.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I agree, I personaly think the best all round exercise can be found with a decent exercise bike.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      One item of equipment that can really help on the rigours of growing old is an inversion table. It's great for the back, as long as you don't mind being upside down

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      For those of more advanced years, its a good idea to have exercise equipment at home to enable a little exercise on a redular basis.

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      rt8ca 5 years ago

      Some very good information here, thank you. Especially sharing links to other senior fitness websites. Thanks again!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I wanted to thank you for this such kind of informative lens!! I surely enjoying every little bit of it.......prescription medicines

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Seniors age group is really lagging behind in terms of exercise, but exercise is very important at this age, the lens is very helpful for them and us, thank you.Aby,weight loss diet plan

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      The TRX can be a great tool for seniors, if they are in good enough shape.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thank you for this lens. Usually, the upper age group are left behind in terms of exercise. Exercise is important to avoid degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis which targets the hips and other weight bearing joints. Others with severely arthritic hips need to have hip replacement but unfortunately some have defective devices which made them file for a DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit.

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      fourneaubruleurdegraisse 6 years ago

      Nice lens, thumbs up!como quedar embarazada rapido

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      Diana Grant 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      I'm sure you're right, but even thinking about it makes me feel tired and breathless

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      ohcaroline 7 years ago

      Good information for seniors. I'm working on this myself.

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      Fit_Over_40_Buzz 7 years ago

      I just found your lens. I like it a lot. Thanks for building it. Gave you a thumbs up.

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      totalhealth 8 years ago

      regular exercise and physical fitness is really important for seniors to stay healthy, and this is a nice lens with great information on fitness for seniors.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Great lens, I love the softly, softly approach. I try to practice what I preach, but Starbucks is a challenge. I am just setting up a blog about Senior walking fitness. It's early days but check it out if you have time.

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      Susan Deppner 9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      "Starting any place is better than not starting." Great quote. I need to do that. (Nice lens!)