The Importance of Exercise for Seniors

Exercising for seniors is important because it improves their health and reduces any feelings of stress they may be experiencing due to their changing physical condition which brings about an increased dependence on other people. Simple movement will help homebound seniors get the exercise they need without ever leaving home. Of course, before seniors start an exercise regime they should talk to their doctor. Once their doctor approves, there are some simple ways they can stay fit and active though. Types of Exercise There are many “easy” types of exercise seniors can enjoy. Exercising for seniors may consist of: Stretching and yoga are important as seniors’ daily living activities begin to decrease. In fact, this may be the only type of exercise that some seniors can do. Strengthening exercises are important as seniors grow older and engage in a decreased Read More +