The useful and valuable ways this website will help you include:
a Physical Therapist I
have many senior and elderly patients who are
referred from their doctor because they have fallen, are having trouble
standing up, or just can't function as well as they used to.What
is the problem? Generally it is inactivity.
Studies have shown that it only takes a
few days of lying in bed to
start loosing your strength, flexibility and balance.
you are at risk of beginning the downward
spiral. What is the downward spiral you ask?
Well, let's say you are feeling under the weather one day.
are retired so
end up spending a few days in bed or on the recliner watching TV.
After a while the chores start piling up. Finally you get up one morning and... "oops" loose your balance -- falling on the floor!
your hip is not
broken you likely have a nasty bump somewhere.
The pain causes you to spend more time in bed... day by day getting weaker and weaker. Then out comes the cane or walker.
begin to go
outside of the house less and less because it is harder to walk.
chores and activities become increasingly more difficult like cooking,
shopping and taking a shower. You spend more time in the recliner and
Well...you get the picture.
Moral of the story? Yes, you guessed it...Use your head...don't stay in bed!
the other hand, maybe
you are the child of an elderly adult. When your parents live alone and
are inactive, you may worry about him or her falling at home.
often a big concern of family members.
and staying active
will improve their chances of staying safe.
Staying active, sensibly exercising and following a healthy lifestyle can add years of productive and functional living to your life.
Explore our site for helpful information and exercise videos to start your journey to greater strength and better balance with exercise for seniors and the elderly.
to take small steps
in the beginning. No need to hurry. Your
requires from 4 to 6 weeks to become accustomed to a new activity or
This is true especially
if you have been inactive
for a long time.
Try exercising for a few minutes a day at first. Gradually build up to 30 minutes twice a week.
From there try exercising 3 days per week
as your strength and
Help your strength with weight training in the arms and legs.
Expand your bone density in the hips and spine.
Access greater energy levels for daily activities.
Learn to improve your balance with standing and walking.
Take action to reduce your risk of falling at home.
Have fun and keep your independence and vitality.
simple and effective exercises for seniors and
We will give you the tools you need to succeed! Check out our many FREE videos we have online.
It really doesn't matter what your current
age or fitness level is, you
able to safely begin these exercises.
But please... be sure to check with your doctor first before beginning any exercise program. He or she will advise you concerning precautions and limits for activity.
What do you say...are you ready to begin learning (and doing!) some safe, simple and effective senior and elderly exercises?
Learn correct elderly posture before you start in order to help maximize the benefits of exercise. Watch our posture video for important exercises.
Review the proper techniques of elderly breathing to improve your lung function and energy level. This video will show you how.
Increase your elderly flexibility to allow full motion in your shoulders, hips, and legs with these exercises. Watch our stretching videos for valuable instruction.
Build elderly strength in the arms, legs and back to greatly enhance your functional independence with our strengthening videos.
Gain elderly endurance and improve your ability to walk and participate in energetic social activities like dancing and nature outings.
Develop better elderly balance to increase your safety in the home and in community.
We will demonstrate with over a dozen safe, simple and effective balancing exercise videos.
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I have gotten many emails asking
for a way to print out the exercises that appear on our site. Well
put them all together in a new e-book. The ebook has all the exercises
on our site including instructions and a workout
It is a convenient way to reference
the exercises that we explain on our site. No need to copy and paste
them yourself. I've done it all for you. It is quick and easy. Get your
have created many free on line instructional
covering every major muscle group with our senior students for you to
These include strength, balance,
stretching, posture and
breathing videos. You will find them summarized in the table of
contents below. Try
a few from every area. Good luck!
trouble viewing the videos? Try
some suggestions from our video help page.
Essential Lower Back Pain Exercises. Strengthen your core muscles for improved posture and balance. Check out our instructional video series and make a positive difference in your back health.
Safe Leg Exercises. Strengthen your leg muscles for improved mobility and safety. You need to know these basic exercises for your legs.
Effective Leg Stretch Exercises. Improve the range of motion of your low back, hips, knees and ankles with these safe and effective stretches for the lower body.
Simple Upper Body Strengthening And Shoulder Exercises. Strengthen your arms, back and chest for improved daily function. Grab some one or two pound weights and join us for a great all around upper body workout.
Essential Elderly Upper Body Stretches. Improve the range of motion in your upper back, shoulders, and neck with these simple and safe exercises.
Effective Elderly Balance Exercises. Work on increasing your safety and improve your ability to stand and walk. Stop by our balance section and see just how easy it is to improve your coordination and balance.
Simple Elderly Posture Exercises. Exercising with good posture when sitting or standing is very important in maintaining a neutral spine to allow your muscles to strengthen correctly. Take a look at some simple posture exercises to improve your workout habits.
Effective Elderly Breathing Exercises. Good breathing habits are important when exercising to improve our respiratory function. Increase your energy level by practicing consistent deep breathing when exercising.
Interviews. Informative and useful video interviews with professionals in the fields of health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and medicine. Take a look at our first video with Dr. Ed Bauman discussing nutrition topics related to aging well.