Everyone can benefit from adding more movement and exercise into their lives, but it can be particularly beneficial for older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
“In addition to cardiorespiratory endurance (aerobic) activity, older adults can benefit from muscle-strengthening activities. Stronger muscles help reduce the risk of falling and improve the ability to perform the routine tasks of daily life.”
Keeping muscles strong can be crucial to long-term health and make you feel better due to the endorphins. However, as we age, it’s essential to focus on low-impact activities that have a lesser chance of leading to injury.
If you’re interested in adding more exercise to your life or a loved one’s life, it can be easy to get overwhelmed figuring out the best activities to try. With that in mind, we wanted to suggest 4 of our favorite simple yet effective exercises for seniors: