Category Archives for "health"

Walking exercises for seniors

With age, the body needs a more moderate but regular exercise routine. This aids in maintaining a healthy body weight, firms the muscles, strengthens bones and increases energy levels. Exercising also helps the heart function better, gets rid of cholesterol and it’s also an excellent pastime activity for seniors who in most cases do not have a lot on their hands.

As the body gets used to the exercise routine, soreness and muscle pains resulting from old age are minimized. Walking exercises for seniors are an excellent option. It is easy to do them, and most seniors love walking. Those who have been sedentary for long, have ailments, aches and suffer from back pains, should consult their doctor first. In fact, everyone above the age of 70 should ask their doctor before they start a new workout routine. Continue reading

Health benefits of walking for seniors

If it’s been a while since you exercised or if you’re in need of an exercise that will build up your endurance without putting a lot of stress on your joints, lace up your shoes and get walking! Walking offers great flexibility; you can do it nearly anywhere, outdoors or at a nearby superstore or mall, and it’s a great way to expand your social circle while you’re expanding your lungs and clearing your mind. Continue reading