Many of us tend to slow down as we get older, but there are so many benefits to maintaining a moderate level of physical activity for older adults over the age of 60. Any amount of exercise is better than none! Walking is a gentle way to start and once you feel a bit more confident, you can add in some low-intensity bodyweight exercises. Being physically active can help you lose and maintain a healthy weight, but it can also improve your mobility, coordination and balance, which are very important factors for seniors in preventing falls!
Mental health benefits
Strength training can help older adults to improve their bone density and blood pressure. It can also reduce the risk of diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease and reduce the symptoms of arthritis. There are also plenty of mental health benefits that may sometimes get overlooked! Exercise can help older adults improve their self-confidence and mood. It could also help with better sleep and keeping the brain more active! A better functioning brain can help prevent memory loss and cognitive decline.
Start out gently
If you don’t have much prior exercise experience, you should start very slowly and always remember to check with your doctor before starting a new exercise regime. Walking is a nice and gentle way to start being physically active. You could also consider getting a Personal Trainer to help you set up a strength training routine suitable for seniors! Our mobile Personal Trainers come to you so you can work out in the safety and comfort of your own home. There’s no need for big, bulky exercise machines you see at the Gym. Our Trainers bring all equipment needed for your training session plus there are plenty of exercises you can do without any equipment at all!