7 Exercises For The Active Senior

7 Exercises For The Active Senior

This week we celebrate Columbus Day. Christopher Columbus was the first European to discover the Americas and prove the world was not flat. The first settlers like the Indians before them walked and explored the wilderness around them.

Walking is perhaps the most healthy of all exercises. A long walk not only helps your body but clears your thoughts as well.

Scientists have found that when you exercise, you more likely to prevent or delay diseases related to aging like arthritis. Exercising can decrease the stress flow of your body as well as improve one’s mood regularly.

7 Exercises for the active senior:

1. Swimming

2. Walking, or light hiking.

3. Yoga

4. Biking- adult tricycles are becoming very popular

5. Jogging

6. Light weight exercising

7. Tennis

It is known that exercising is probably the healthiest thing you can do. Even physical activity can be extremely beneficial to improve the health of people who are frail or who have diseases that accompany aging. Having no physical activity leads to more visits to the doctor, more hospitalizations, and more medicines for a variety of illness.

People who are inactive are twice as likely to develop heart disease than their active counterparts according to the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health. The important thing then is to exercise in someway regularly. If you are experiencing pain so that you cannot exercise or be as active as you’d like, there are solutions to this problem such as Physical Therapy.

Physical Therapy offers a helping hand to make it possible for you to relieve painful medical conditions to engage a healthy lifestyle and pleasurable exercises. Sometimes the body cannot handle such intense exercise. Low impact exercising is the best way to go. The above are some extremely beneficial exercises that do little stress to the body.

At Cross Bay Physical Therapy, we can train you in exercises such as leg lifts and what to do with light weights. We combine strengthening and stretching exercises to help the body handle as much stress as it needs to accomplish your goals and stay healthy. From endurance to mobility to balance, we offer guided physical therapy to help decrease the body’s pain.

Cross Bay Physical Therapy is located in Howard Beach, Queens. Call (718) 835-0084 and schedule a consultation for Physical Therapy today! It is the first step to getting back into shape and staying there. Our office is located near the areas of Woodhaven, Lindenwood, Ozone Park, and Richmond Hill.

By Benjamin Bieber