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Staying Active: 3 Exercise Tips for Seniors

Staying Active: 3 Exercise Tips for Seniors

Staying active is important for people of all ages. With so many options available, it is easy to find something you enjoy that keeps you moving. We have put together a few ideas for you to stay active and energized.

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga is a great way for seniors to stay active and limber, without the strain of traditional yoga poses. It involves performing gentle stretches and movements while seated, making it a safe and accessible option for most seniors. Interested? Check with your local community center for chair yoga classes, or use some of the videos or written workouts available online.

Lifting Weights

Many adapted routines are available if you want the benefits of weightlifting but find traditional workouts challenging. Weight lifting is a great way to build upper-body strength and can easily be done while remaining seated. This senior’s fitness video is a great place to start for chair-based weightlifting.

Seated Stretching

For something more gentle that still gets you moving, you can try seated stretching. It is a great way to maintain flexibility, improve circulation, and reduce the risk of injury. This article by LifeLine Canada lists 14 easy seated exercises and stretches for seniors.

Incorporating chair yoga, stretches, and gentle weightlifting into your routine can help you stay active, healthy, and energized at any age. Keep moving and enjoy the benefits of these simple yet effective exercises!

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