Health Tip: Seniors, Prepare for Exercise08/31/11
(HealthDay News) -- Exercise is beneficial at any age, and
seniors can certainly enjoy its many benefits. But before getting
started, you should learn how to exercise safely.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these
recommendations to help seniors get started:
- Gradually increase your aerobic workouts, and add variety to
- Practice flexibility exercises, stretching slowly, gently and
within your comfort level.
- Practice strength training exercises, but under the guidance of
your doctor, physical therapist or fitness professional.
- Practice relaxation techniques to reduce stress and lower blood
- Drink plenty of water each day.
- Snack often throughout the day, and stick to light
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