Questions and Answers
Am I too old
About Exercise for Seniors
never too old to exercise! Anyone at any age can benefit from regular
exercise. However, as you get older, your body's capabilities and
limitations may change, and it becomes increasingly important to pick
safe exercises that suit your unique situation.
Should I talk
to my doctor before exercising?
It is always recommended that you talk with your doctor before
beginning a new exercise program. Your doctor knows your medical
history and may be able to provide guidance and things that you should
avoid or focus on.
What are the
best types of exercises for seniors?
A good exercise program for seniors should include exercises
for strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance.
What if I
feel pain while exercising?
should stop an exercise if you feel pain while doing it. Pain is your
body's way of telling you that what you are doing is not working for
it. You may be doing the movement too fast, incorrectly, or with too
much weight, or the exercise may be putting stress on a bone, joint, or
muscle that your body cannot cope with, in which case you may have to
find a different exercise.
should seniors exercise?
you should exercise 4-5 days per week for 20-40 minutes. Some people
prefer to exercise fewer days per week for a longer duration, i.e. 3
days a week for 60 minutes which is also fine. Generally, if you
exercise only once or twice a week you will see less results, if any.
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