We all know the importance of keeping active throughout our lives. It can help your body to stay in shape, prevent certain diseases, and reduce arthritis associated pain. When it comes to seniors, it can also help them to stay mobile and independent, while benefiting health both mentally and physically.
With active exercises it is important to have a mixture of various physical activity. This will help balance your exercise plan as well keep your workouts interesting and fun. Base your exercises on the four building blocks of fitness: Balance, Cardio, Strength & Power Training, and Flexibility. Of course, speak with your doctor first to see what exercises are appropriate for you to participate in. Here are some examples of exercises that fit the building blocks:
Building Blocks of Fitness
Some easy ways to start exercising are to find a local class such as aerobics classes, water aerobics classes, and senior fitness classes. Don’t forget that having a healthy diet can assist your fitness and making it more effective.