As you age your body slows down, your muscles get weaker, and you lose some of your flexibility. These things don’t actually have to happen to you if you stay active. You don’t have to run a marathon every month in order to be active and stay healthy, you just need to do what you can to keep getting up and moving each day.
There are plenty of safe routines out there that can work for people that might already be partially immobile. Plus, the more you work on being physical the more energy you’ll have and the easier it will be to keep up your routine. Just make sure to take safety precautions if you’re new to fitness or have mobility issues, such as having a medical alert system on you and talking to your doctor before starting your routine.
Yoga is something you can do at any age, from child to senior. There are yoga poses that can even be done from a chair for those that have troubles with standing or are wheelchair bound. Yoga is a practice that you can do at your own pace, if you can’t go deep into a pose that’s just fine.
Yoga helps you build muscle, it helps increase good posture, and it also helps with balance. As you get older your balance can get out of whack, and yoga is one of the best ways to get back to being able to walk without tripping. There are yoga routines that help with pain, help strengthen arms or legs, and ones one that tone your core, which is good for whole body health.
Go For Walks
Walking is an easy way to get some fitness in a low impact way. If you have the money for a treadmill it can be a great investment to have in your home so you can get a daily walk in no matter the weather or the season.
When it’s nice outside you can go for a walk in the outdoors, If you want a walk that works your body out even more, consider going for a hike. If you don’t have a treadmill and it’s raining, walking through the mall (if you have a local mall) is also an excellent option.
Play With The Grandkids
If you have grandkids playing with them can help you exercise your mind and your body, both important things for health and wellness. Play tag, help them create art, read with them, or go for nature walks.
Children can brighten your heart and your life. Spending active time with them gives you time to bond and get healthy. Plus, your grandchildren need to be physically fit and healthy as well, so it’s win-win.