Exercise For Older Adults
Regular exercise for older adults will provide the greatest degree of benefits. Most older adults get more out of their exercise program when they exercise (3 to 5 times per week) and when they incorporate different forms of training into their routine.
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- Try to do 15- 30 minute of aerobic activity 2 to 3 times per week.
- Do balance exercises at least twice a week at a level that challenges you but that you can perform safely (hold onto something like a chair).
- Do core exercises (abdominaland back muscle exercises) on the same days that you do balance.
- Add weight training twice per week.Remember, you can do more harm than good by doing strength exercises too often. Don’t exercise the same set of muscles 2 days in a row.
- Do stretching exercises in every workout to promote flexibility and prevent tightness that can lead to hindered balance and injury.
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Consult a physician before you start any exercise program. This is general information and is not intended to diagnose any medical condition, replace your healthcare professional or substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The use of any information provided in this article is solely at your own risk.