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Entry for May 26, 2008

Are there benifits to working out when you get older?

2008-05-26 11:30:14 GMT
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Author:Trainer 1 FFoster
A good senior fitness program is one that includes aerobics, muscular conditioning, along with exercises to stretch your body and promote good posture. Start with a light regime and work your way up slowly.

The best aerobics for seniors are non-jarring ones, like walking, swimming, cycling and low-impact aerobic dance.

If you haven't been doing muscular conditioning, begin with the calisthenics you probably remember. As you get used to these exercises, add some gentle resistance, such as light hand weights or low-tension rubber exercise tubing. As your conditioning improves, you could incorporate variable-resistance exercise machinery, but be sure you do so under qualified supervision. Heavy-resistance routines are not recommended for seniors. The key to safe and effective exercise for seniors is moderation.

2008-05-26 11:30:34 GMT
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