Let’s face it – there are so many reasons that tend to slow us down as we age. Many seniors find it hard to exercise because of their health problems, weight or pain issues or worries about failing.
The truth is, as people grow older their active lifestyle becomes compromised. However, being active as you age is incredibly important. Getting moving can boost your energy, maintain your independence and even protect your heart while eliminating the symptoms of illness or pain. Exercise is also great for slimming down but also improving your mental memory and gaining your confidence.
Below, we are listing some easy ways for seniors to get fit in just 10 minutes of exercise per day.
Around the house exercises – Picking your morning newspaper doesn’t have to end at your patio. You can take some time to read it while walking up the street and stretch. Same goes for your car trips to the local store, that can easily be swapped with fast walking or jogging.
Exercise while you cook – If you are cooking dinner, you have the perfect surroundings to do standing push-ups while waiting for your pot to boil. You only need to stand about an arm’s length from your kitchen counter and push your arms against it – pushing in and out to get your arms and shoulders toned.
Shoot baskets with your kid – Kids love basketball, and installing a mini basketball court on your garage can be a great way to loosen up during the week and spend some quality time with your loved ones. If you don’t have a yard – the nearest basketball court will do just fine.
Get going while waiting – Are you waiting for your child, nephew or grandchild from school? If you have time, walk around the block several times or around the field while they are playing soccer. The cardio exercise will definitely help you.
When you are watching TV – We all know that watching TV triggers the lazy one in us. However, it does not have to be like that. You can jog in place during commercials or do leg exercises and lifts with small weights while you watch your favorite news channel.
So, have you figured out your exercise yet?
Pack your sneakers, gear up and start improving your health day after day.
And the best part?
You will start feeling the positive energy day by day!