Exercise is beneficial no matter what age you are, and for seniors, it has been proven to give them both mental and physical strength. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that older adults can do muscle-strengthening activities two or more days every week. When coupled with aerobic activity, this can do wonders for your health.
The best strength training exercises for seniors include wall push-ups, lying hip bridges, squats with a chair, forearm planks, and basic bridges. Below you can find the benefits of each of these simple exercises:
These are some of the best strength training exercises for seniors as they do not require any equipment and can be done from the comfort of your own home. Practice these with caution, and you can soon find yourself stronger than ever.
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William Rivers is an editor with a master’s degree in Human Services Counseling at Maine State University. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the senior healthcare industry.