4 Fun Exercise Routines for Senior Citizens

These 4 fun exercise routines for senior citizens require less motivation for me than the usual ones. I do not like to exercise, but I can actually make myself do one of these simple exercise routines every day. Of course, you already know the importance of movement for seniors — we have to keep our bodies moving in order to stay healthy. Strict regimens simply do not appeal to me, especially as I have aged. But with four choices, it’s somehow easier for me. As my nephew recently told his mom, “walk around inside the house if you have to, but move that body.”

Easy Cardio and Aerobics for Seniors

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Segments from the “Cardio & Strength Training Workout for Seniors with Angie Miller” workout video: Straight-forward and fun – just easy-to-follow aerobics and seniors-specific muscle toning. It’s a convenient way to burn calories, strengthen muscles and improve balance. The cardio section raises your heart rate with simple combos of familiar steps (e.g.

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Fun Line Dancing for Seniors

Jack is Back ! This is a fun line dance to learn. Nobody’s watching, so just go ahead and try it. After a few times, you will be staying right in step — and if you don’t, that’s okay too. The important thing is that we move the body and have a little fun. Exercise does not have to be miserable — it can be fun!

Jack Is Back (Senior Line Dance)

Julia Le Senior Line Dance Class, CPS Brampton ON. Dance: Jack Is Back

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Easy Chair Exercises for Seniors

It’s really nice to know that chair exercises count too.  There are days when our energy is just too low to think about exercise time, right?   But with these chair exercises, we can accomplish our exercises without having to be on our feet – and feel stronger in the process.  Take 3-5 minutes to take care of yourself.  Today!

Dance Along Workout for Seniors and Elderly – Low Impact Dance Exercise on Chairs

(Isl.Style_#9) https://muve.org . MUVE Moments invite audiences to spontaneously dance along in front of their TV or computer screens, to be more active at home and get a break from sedentary activities. The easy dance workout needs no memorization. In this senior fitness video, we are “in the flow of the music,” enjoying simple moves while sitting on a chair.

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Easy Yoga for Seniors – Relax and Feel Better

Yoga is one of the easiest and most effective exercises for seniors.  It’s easy to learn and good for your body, mind, and spirit.

Gentle Yoga for Seniors – Start Your Yoga Journey Today

Gentle yoga for seniors is one of the best ways to reduce stiffness and get more energy. In this video, yoga instructor Cat Kabira provides an introduction to yoga for older adults. She will explain what yoga really is and will walk through some of the equipment that you might want to have available as you begin your yoga journey.

 

Have fun with these 4 exercise routines for senior citizens – and when you have learned all of these, learn some more. Do something every day.


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