Exercises for Seniors No Matter Your Intensity Level

Exercises for Seniors No Matter Your Intensity Level

Revive Medical Center helps our patients of all ages lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Seniors might find exercising to be a challenge, especially if they suffer from joint problems. Exercise can help certain joint trouble such as arthritis, however, so it’s important to stay active no matter your age or physical condition. Thankfully, there are low, medium, and high-intensity workouts for seniors that keep you feeling young and healthy. Here’s what they are.

Low-Intensity Exercise Options

Some seniors require low-intensity exercise options for numerous reasons. They might have balance issues or suffer from an illness that reduces their stamina. They might have lost their stamina because they haven’t exercised in ages and need to build it back up. They may have joint or back trouble that disables their ability to move freely. If you want to move but need a low-intensity workout, consider

  • Pilates
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Yoga

All of these exercise options help improve your balance and increase your flexibility and strength but the true beauty of these options is they can be customized to provide a low-intensity workout for those who need it. For example, you can get into a pool and move your arms and legs around gently.

Moderate-Intensity Exercise Options

You can increase the intensity of the exercise options above from low to moderate as you build your strength and stamina. The more in shape you get, the more exercises you can add to your routine. Moderate-intensity options include

  • Ballroom dancing
  • Cycling
  • Strength training
  • Low weight training

Any of the above will add intensity to your workout. You can work with a trainer to determine when it’s time to increase your exercise intensity from low to moderate.

High-Intensity Exercise Options

Finally, if you’re in great shape in your golden years, what’s stopping you from challenging those younger than you? Nothing says you can’t do high-intensity exercises such as

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Elliptical workouts
  • Jogging
  • Running

Check with your physician to make certain you’re healthy enough for these high-intensity options. If you’ve kept yourself in shape through the years, however, you probably are. Nonetheless, it’s wise to design an exercise routine with your doctor that fits with your existing cardio and respiratory health.

If you suffer from obesity or are overweight and want to do something about it, call Revive Medical Center in Lawrenceville, GA, for an appointment with one of our weight-loss experts. Our number is 770-545-8888 and we offer numerous cosmetic weight loss options to our patients.

Call Revive Medical Center at 770-545-8888 for an appointment today!