What to Expect when Exercising over 65

May 24, 2019 | Tony Mikla DPT, MSPT, CSCS

If you are getting close to 65, you’ve probably already noticed some changes in the way your body functions and responds to various stimuli.
Activities like running or lifting heavy objects might have already become a little more difficult.
These types of changes are obviously going to have some effect on the way that you exercise. Whether you are an athlete or just someone looking to stay in shape, there are a few things you need to know about exercising after 65 years of age.
From injury prevention to some great exercises for seniors, you’ll find much of what you’ll need below.

PREVENTING INJURIES


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If you are getting close to 65, you’ve probably already noticed some changes in the way your body functions and responds to various stimuli.
Activities like running or lifting heavy objects might have already become a little more difficult.
These types of changes are obviously going to have some effect on the way that you exercise. Whether you are an athlete or just someone looking to stay in shape, there are a few things you need to know about exercising after 65 years of age.
From injury prevention to some great exercises for seniors, you’ll find much of what you’ll need below.

OTHER EXCELLENT EXERCISES FOR SENIORS

There are many exercises that are excellent for older adults. In particular, chair exercises for seniors are an effective and safe way to continue exercising as you enter the golden years.

There are various exercises like those listed in the guide provided that work to increase strength, muscle flexibility, endurance, and balance. These types of chair exercises are also highly portable. If you are on the go or traveling, you can always find a chair to exercise with.

There are many other exercises and practices that are good for seniors looking to stay in shape. Activities like yoga or even meditation and breathing exercises can have a profound effect on your physical and mental health. A clear, focused mind and body is an excellent preventative measure in itself.

PARTING THOUGHTS

If you stick to a good, regular routine of exercises or even just a daily walk, you’ll be far better off than if you allowed yourself to become inactive with age. Keep this in mind as you cross into 65. Lastly, don’t be afraid to take a day off if something really doesn’t feel right or you think you may be injured.

We hope this read was helpful for you. Stay healthy.

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