Fitness for Seniors
- Q What are two of the best balance exercises for seniors?
Gay Yarnell - NASM Elite Trainer, FitnessThough there are often many factors involved with decreased balance as we age, a lot of this decline is simply due to our inactivity. This can usually be improved with training. Start slowly with the first exercise until you become used to the new... Full Answer
- Q What causes exercise-related injuries in older adults?
Dr. Vonda Wright, Orthopedic SurgeryFor aging athletes and adult onset exercisers, the main problems reported are acute muscle strains and chronic tendonitis. The junction between the tendon and the muscle is especially vulnerable since the structure of the muscle is less... Full Answer
- Q Which types of exercise are best for seniors?
Ann Prokenpek - NASM Fitness Expert, FitnessA well rounded workout routine should include some form of weight bearing cardio exercise such as walking as well as resistance training and flexibility training. Running is ok for some but is a high impact activity, which may be contraindicated... Full Answer
- Q What exercises should a 75 year old be doing?
Joan Roth , FitnessBefore starting any exercise program, a healthy, older adult should consult a physician for exercise clearance as well as for specific information regarding his/her condition and ability to exercise safely. Training should begin with... Full Answer