Stay at Home Resistance Exercises for Seniors
Looking to improve your physical fitness in a few easy steps from the comfort of home?
Strength training is safe and encouraged for people of ALL ages, even those with health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease.
There are many benefits to performing resistance exercises, including building strength, maintaining bone density, improving balance and decreasing fall risk, but most importantly, keeping you independent!
The National Council on Aging recommends that adults older than 65 aim for 30 minutes of moderate exercise at least 5 days per week. Of those 5 days, 2-3 days should include resistance training. These exercises should be challenging, but should not be painful.
Ready to give it a try? Join Diane Fleming DPT, GCS for a step by step tutorial by clicking the video below.
If you have questions the team at Orthopedic ONE can help! Click here to learn more about our Sports Medicine specialty and for a list of our Sports Medicine physicians. You can also learn more about resistance training and other ways to stay healthy, active and strong by connecting with one of our Certified Athletic Trainers through our Sports Medicine Hotline.