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Many senior citizens today exercise. Most long term care and assisted living facilities offer programs as do local senior or community centers. The first step in beginning an aerobic exercise program is getting the okay from your doctor.
Once you're cleared, there are myriad opportunities for exercise...play golf, go to the YMCA/YWCA, ride a bike, go swimming, take an exercise class, start a class, go for a walk.
Start slowly and give yourself time to build your endurance. Drink plenty of water and rest when you need to. Pay attention to your body and don't overdue. Most people come to enjoy their exercise program whatever it may be.
Did you know that a new trend for some senior citizens is to lift weights?
Before trying this, I recommend approval from your physician.
Weightlifting is a good way to strengthen the body, increase flexibility and to give the senior reassurance that he or she is still strong and virile.
If a senior citizen is active and strong, he or she might try pumping iron to strengthen muscles and improve flexibility. Always remember to begin with an approval from your doctor. Then, start slowly but consistently. Personal trainers are a great way to get the most out of strength training.
Trainers are available through many gyms, YMCA's and sometimes in the Yellow Pages.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|