National Senior Health & Fitness Day: May 31

senior folks in the park exercising, holding red weighted exercise balls.

Seniors need regular exercise to maintain muscle tone, boost endurance and gain independence. Muscle tends to atrophy during the later stages of a person’s life. You can keep hard-earned tissues through both cardiovascular exercises, stretching routines and weight training.

Exercise programs should be very flexible, so routines and movements change every week or so, depending on individual progress and feeling. Striving to maintain or boost strength, flexibility and strength, should be an achievable goal.

Whether following an online fitness class or in person a group setting, proper execution is crucial to attain the various objectives and goals. Be sure to ask a physician or therapist to go through all of the movements with you when starting an exercise program to make sure you understand all of the movements and know they help and not hinder you.

Logging workouts helps to track your progress and provide accountability, especially when deciding to exercise alone or in a group.

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