Strength Training and Exercises For The Elderly

Exercising your muscles will increase not only your muscular strength but also your muscular endurance which is the ability to repeat a movement over and over again. Check with your doctor and ask if there are any precautions you should take.

Numerous studies have shown that strength training for the elderly and other exercises for seniors done regularly not only builds up bone and muscle but counteracts the weakness and fraility that usually comes with aging.

Elderly strength training for seniors and exercises for seniors can help with:

Before you start we recommend some general safety guidelines:

  • Make sure you warm up at least 10 minutes before exercise and cool down for at least 10 minutes after exercise.
  • Some soreness in the muscle belly can be expected but stop the exercise if you feel pain in your joints.
  • Maintain a good upright posture during all exercises.
  • Don’t hold your breath while exercising. Make sure you breathe on the exertion part of the exercise
  • Don’t grip your weights tightly
  • All movements should be done in a slow to moderate and deliberate manner.

Please visit our More Than Mobility website for mobility products that help with the building up your strength including the:

Pedal Exerciser with digital display

The type of exercise that this type of machine offers is low impact and ideal for general exercise and rehabilitation treatment.  It can be used for the upper or lower body. With this foldable and portable piece of equipment you can enjoy exercising whilst reading or watching the television. Price: £34.99

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

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