Exercises That Are Best for Seniors

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Now that you’re in retirement, you might find that workouts you used to do in the past just don’t seem to be fitting with your fitness routine anymore. If you’re wondering what the best workouts for seniors are, Senior Lifestyle has some great suggestions.

They rate the 7 best exercises for seniors as:

  • Water aerobics
  • Chair Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Resistance-Band Workouts
  • Walking
  • Body Weight Workouts
  • Dumbell Strength Training

On the flip side, they also have a few exercises that seniors are advised to avoid.

Exercises Seniors Should Avoid

  • Benchpress
  • Squats with Dumbells
  • HIIT Workouts
  • Long-distance Running
  • Abdominal Crunches
  • Rock Climbing

Of course, if you’re someone who likes more difficult workouts and has been cleared by your doctor to do them safely, that’s another story.

There are plenty of different activities that seniors can do to stay active and fit. Find a workout that you enjoy, and stick with it!

Check out our articles on Council of Seniors 365 provide even more healthy lifestyle tips and advice!

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