Exercising is crucial to maintaining a youthful and healthy body. Studies have proven seniors who participate in strength training or working out regularly, build bone and muscle, have stronger immune systems, more efficient lungs, better blood pressure, and have counteracted the weakness that comes with age. Seniors who workout regularly can also ease the symptoms of arthritis, osteoporosis, pulmonary diseases, and Type 2 diabetes. By building strength, seniors will see improvements in their balance, stability, flexibility, and overall quality of life.
A Five To Ten Minute Warm-Up
Warming up is the most important part of beginning a workout. Warm up consists of light cardiovascular exercises as well as stretching that increases blood circulation and body temperature, but also protects against injury. At the beginning of your workout, start by walking or lightly jogging in place for five to ten minutes with your arms swinging freely to help remain balanced. If you have limited mobility or if you would rather, you may sit in a chair and begin with chair exercises such as head, arm and shoulder rolls followed by ankle circles and leg extensions. Now that you know how to begin your workout routine, continue reading to learn about how to perform chair squats.