Don’t let the weather stop you from being active! Staying active, even if you are exercising for just 15 minutes, can do wonders for your health. Physical activity can improve your mood and lengthen your lifespan, help you lose or maintain weight, reduce the impact of disease and illnesses and enhance your flexibility, balance, and mobility. Before you start your exercise routine, consult your doctor about your goals and current fitness level. Wear comfortable shoes to prevent injury, drink lots of water and have another person around in case you need help. Once you are ready, you can start with the following exercises.
When the weather outside is too rainy or cold, try going for a walk in the shopping mall, conservatory, museum, or any large indoor space open to the public. Try going for a 30-minute brisk walk for at least 2 to 3 hours a week. Consider buying a pedometer to count your steps and track the distance.
Before you even start to exercise, you need to stretch before and after to help decrease the risk of injury and reduce muscle aches. Stretching on its own can be beneficial as well. Flexibility exercises can offset the effects of a decline in flexibility and help you to stay mobile and independent. Try to stretch your major muscles for at least ten minutes, twice a week.
Swimming is a useful low impact exercise that poses little risk of injury and brings with it various health benefits for your joints, heart, flexibility, muscles, and stress reduction. If your gym does not have an indoor swimming pool, find somewhere else that does and allows the public to access their pool for a fee.
Head to the Gym
With equipment, training, education, and socialization, gyms are great places for exercise. Many gyms offer a discounted rate for older adults and even have engaging fitness programs for you to join. Talk to a trainer or professional about creating your very own exercise routine. Consider using cardio equipment like the stationary bike or treadmill. You can also join classes such as spin classes, dance classes, or tennis lessons.
Design a home gym with as many equipment as necessary for your fitness needs. You can order equipment or just some simple items such as light weights, a resistance band, and a workout mat. Often, a yoga mat and a workout video will do the trick. Search online for some interesting indoor exercises you can try out at home.
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