Exercises for Seniors Over 60

Seniors over 60 who exercise regularly and engage in physical activity may live longer. Seniors can reduce their risk of falling by creating a fitness routine that incorporates activities to improve endurance, strength, and balance. Regular exercise can help you live a long, healthy life by lowering your risk of arthritis and other chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Before beginning any new exercise regimen, schedule an appointment with your family doctor for a checkup.


Stretching before a workout reduces the risk of injury and prepares your body for more intensive workouts. Take your time and exercise caution when stretching. Avoid bouncing, and if the stretch becomes uncomfortable, stop. To loosen the quadriceps in the front of your thighs, lean against a wall and grab one foot with both hands, pulling your heel toward your buttock. Stretch your calf by leaning your hands against a wall. Take a step back with one foot, straighten that leg and bend the front leg slightly. Repeat on the other side. Loosen your upper body by raising your arms over your head and clasping your fingers together. Pull your arms back slightly and with your fingers still clasped, open your palms toward the ceiling.

Aerobic Exercise

Aerobic exercises improve your endurance, help you maintain weight, and can make your heart and lungs function better. For 30 minutes, five to seven days a week, do an aerobics activity at a moderately intense level. Walking, bicycling, low-impact aerobic classes, swimming and jogging are ideal aerobic activities that raise your heart and breathing rates for an extended period. Many studies show that exercise, like cleaning your yard or raking leaves and sweeping, can help boost your heart rate while also burning calories. Overdoing it at first may cause problems, so begin by doing just 10 minutes at a time and gradually increase up to the recommended 30 minutes of activity.SExercises for seniorss

Exercises for Seniors Over 60

Strength Training

To improve your strength, try working with resistance bands or dumbbells. For balance, do exercises such as standing on one leg or walking heel to toe. Tai chi is especially beneficial for seniors because it incorporates slow, deliberate movements and can be done standing or sitting. Tai chi also improves balance and flexibility and is a perfect excersise for seniors. [Muscle Strength for Seniors]

If you’re looking for a way to start improving your health, we recommend beginning with exercise. Exercise is beneficial in many ways – it can help improve your mood, increase energy levels, and even boost cognitive function. And the great news is that you don’t need to do hours of strenuous activity each day to see these results; moderate amounts of exercise over 60 are enough. In addition to aerobic exercise, be sure to add some stretching and strength training into the mix. If you’re just starting out, take things slowly and consult your doctor before making any major changes to your routine. Finally, don’t forget about massage therapy! Massage has been shown to speed up recovery after a workout. Give us a call to schedule your massage appointment or schedule it online! 614-604-6358

This list of exercises for seniors will be sure to get you in tip top shape and keep you living a more vital life.