For today’s discussion we’re diving into the best cardio based exercises for seniors ages 65+.
Cardio exercise has many benefits and should always be included into your weekly routines. The good news is that there are many ways to get cardio exercise in and in some ways may be much easier than you think.
No matter what age you are, ability, limitation or flexibility, cardio health can be achieved with simple movements and modifications.
Being in great cardio shape helps greatly with things like going up and down stairs, walking, carrying grandbabies, swimming and many more daily routine type activities.
In This Episode You Will Learn:
1). The definition of great cardio health and why it’s so important to us at any age. So many activities we do everyday are affected by our cardio shape.
2). Why walking is one of the best exercises for seniors and how you can vary your speed and or incline to get a great workout with just a simple activity.
3). The benefits of riding a recumbent bike and how it’s great for folks who may have issues with knees and joints. It’s a great way to get a low impact cardio work out in even if you have physical limitations.
4). Why working out in water or “aqua” workouts are a great way to get your cardio exercise in due to it’s supportive and low impact nature. There are many moves and routines you can do in water which may be difficult on land,
5). Some great examples of easy cardio workouts that you can do in the comfort of your own home, in a chair or in any room of your house. Cardio exercises can be done anywhere!
6). How adding light resistance to your cardio workouts (hand weights etc) can help with building up your cardio health much faster as well.
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