Seniors can stay physically fit by staying active. Cardiovascular exercises, strength training exercises, and stretching exercises are all great ways for older adults to maintain a healthy body.
Cardiovascular exercise can be any activity that elevates your heart rate for an extended period of time. A brisk walk, riding a bicycle, or doing yard work can all be considered cardiovascular in nature. As time goes on, it becomes increasingly important to exercise your heart and lungs on a regular basis. Start with 5-10 minutes of an aerobic activity that you enjoy, 2-3 times per week, and gradually increase your time and frequency as your endurance improves.
Strength training, whether it be body-weight, exercise bands, dumbbells, etc., will build strength and keep your muscles in good working condition. As we age, our muscles deteriorate rapidly without stimulation. You can slow the degeneration process dramatically with a strength training exercise program. You don't need to lift heavy weights to feel the positive effects. Performing light-weight resistance training exercises 2-3 times per week will leave you feeling fresh and invigorated.
Stretching is important too. The natural aging process causes us to gradually lose muscular flexibility, agility, and mobility. Stretching your muscles on a regular basis can keep you feeling loose and limber. Ideally, you should stretch several times per day, particularly before and after exercise.