Preserving Your Body & Movement
Staying fit and mobile plays a large role in senior health. It’s not always easy to maintain fitness levels as we age. Naturally, our bodies change, but we don’t want them becoming immobile! Here are some tips to make your senior years more enjoyable and fit.
As much as possible, continue doing your daily living tasks. Keeping your muscles firing and joints lubricated is vital for proper joint health.
So, we’re continuing our daily tasks, and now it’s time to consider some specific exercise.
Golfing provides fun, a chance for walking, bending, and maintaining flexibility. Even miniature golf allows for some of these tasks, so join the grandkids if you can.
Perhaps getting out to a golf course isn’t possible for you right now. Buy one of those mini-putting greens you can use indoors. Even these will improve your ability to move more freely.
Several times a day, make it a point to stop and work on a flexibility exercise. For instance, stretch your legs while sitting in the recliner. Do five or six mini leg lifts or stretch your arms over your head and hold them there for a count of ten. All activity, even simple ones, increases your ability to move freely and with less pain.
Check with your doctor about the exercises he or she suggests if you have injuries or limitations. Meant2Move routines are based on every day functional movements. Basic function and performance have been restored by strengthening and improving the flexibility of our clients. Book your free assessment and learn more about the amazing benefits and better life quality.