There are several low-impact exercises that are suitable for senior citizens, depending on their health conditions, fitness level, and personal preferences. Here are some of the best low-impact exercises for seniors:
Walking is a low-impact exercise that is easy on the joints and can be done almost anywhere. It can improve cardiovascular health, strengthen muscles, and boost mood.
Swimming is a low-impact exercise that is gentle on the joints and can improve cardiovascular health, muscle strength, and flexibility.
Yoga is a low-impact exercise that can improve balance, flexibility, and strength. It can also reduce stress and promote relaxation.
Cycling is a low-impact exercise that can improve cardiovascular health and strengthen the lower body. It can be done on a stationary bike or on a regular bike outdoors.
Strength training with light weights or resistance bands can help maintain muscle mass, improve bone density, and prevent falls.
Before starting any exercise program, seniors should consult their doctor to make sure it is safe for them to do so. They should also start slowly and gradually increase the intensity and duration of their workouts.
At Yuma Senior Living our residents are given many opportunities to participate in low-impact exercises. In addition, as a member of our community, residents enjoy additional benefits such as nutritious chef-created meals to nourish their bodies, engaging social activities, as well as assistance with daily tasks. Simply give us a call at (928) 388-6858, and our Community Ambassador will schedule an onsite tour at your convenience.