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Best Exercises for Seniors

Sunday, September 07, 2014

I got this today off Yahoo news:

Best exercises for seniors: (check with doc first, of course)

* balance on one foot - even if you have to touch the wall in the beginning

* yoga - any gentle stretches, not the not 105 degree yoga - haha. I do 20 min. of yoga in bed every morning before I get up.

* swim - even leg lifts at the shallow end of the pool are a start

* dance - put on your fav music at Youtube and have a go at it. I love Chubby Checker's Let's Twist Again.

* squats - act like you are going to sit down in your chair but stand back up instead.

* wall push ups - I do these with my kitchen wall every time I use the microwave

* barre - recognize this from ballet? I put my leg up on the seat of a chair and hold on to the back.

** the article didn't even mention walking...which is great. (thanks BevAnne)

Easy does it in the beginning. Be kind to this body.

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