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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,427
1/6/13 2:04 P

G,

I'd encourage you to check out our Senior Health Lifestyle Center. There you'll find some good articles about exercise. Here's a link:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/lifestyle_cen
ter_detail.asp?id=7


Make sure you've been cleared by your doctor to exercise, and then you'll just want to go at your own pace. I agree that walking and water exercise are both good choices because they are easy on your joints.

Hope that helps. If you have more questions, let us know.

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
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1/6/13 12:42 P

Age isn't a factor. Fitness level and injuries are.

Beginner clients do the same exercises as someone more advanced, just regressed according to fitness level.

I have a client in her 70's who lifts almost as heavy as I do.

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1/6/13 11:29 A

Have you seen our Limited Mobility Lifestyle center?

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/lifestyle_cen
ter_detail.asp?id=19


Heather
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1/6/13 11:20 A

I would suggest looking for a SparkTeam that is based on age as a place to look for exercises that would suit you. Also, don't discount walking as exercise!

-Lora
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1/6/13 11:11 A

I am new to SparkPeople this week. Is there a place/section for exercises for an older person. The ones I have seen would be impossible for me to do - but maybe later when I lose some weight.

Thanks!

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