Daily exercising is a powerful factor in maintaining the health even in older people. It doesn’t matter the age; as long as you do some regular light exercising, you will reduce the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes or some forms of cancer.
Another benefit of exercising is that it alleviates the pains caused by arthritis, a condition commonly diagnosed in elderly people. The introduction of exercising into your lifestyle also improves balance, flexibility and resistance. When searching for perfect active retirement communities in Denver, you will want to make sure that there are fitness opportunities on site.
Before choosing a form of exercising suitable for elderly people, it is necessary to request some recommendations from your doctor.
Here are the best exercises that older people can do daily or at least a few times per week.
• Light aerobic training
• Cardio exercises lasting about 5 minutes (light running, cycling etc.)
• Lively walking for 20-30 minutes each day
• Swimming, tennis or hiking are other forms of training that can easily adapt to the physical condition of an elderly person
• Squats, to maintain the leg muscles and joints
• Light weight lifting
• Side flexion of the legs to strengthen the thighs, buttocks and buttock muscles
• Toe raises, to improve balance
• Stretches of the upper part of the body, for better flexibility