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If you’re in your 60’s, you need to start performing these exercises ASAP!
By Bennett Richardson. Tue Sep 06, 2022
In the past, we assumed that frailty and weakness were natural consequences of the aging process.
Now, however, we see people maintaining incredible levels of muscular strength even into their 90s!
While it may be harder to exercise as we get older, it’s imperative that we get some movement in every day, regardless of any limiting or complicating factors.
In this article, we will review three important exercises that everyone in their 60s and beyond should perform every day.
Top 3 Exercises for Those Over 60
Naturally, there are many exercises that are suitable for improving health later in life. The following exercises are simply some of the most common ones that I tend to prescribe for individuals in this age group.
The important thing, when selecting exercises for improved health later in life, is to cover all of the crucial concepts that lead to improved longevity.
These concepts are: balance, strength, and proprioception (awareness of your body’s position in space).
Beyond these areas, you should also strive to improve or maintain your cardiovascular health as well as your flexibility.
These areas of health can easily be addressed through the use of walking, performing light stretches or yoga, and many other different methods. Truthfully, it doesn’t take much to remain healthy later in life.
Now, let’s take a look at the top three exercises for those over 60!
1. Single Leg Balance
The single-leg balance exercise can almost be considered a panacea, especially when modifications are made to increase the difficulty. This exercise improves balance, strength, and proprioception in the lower body.
By improving in these areas, one can reduce the chances of falling or becoming injured during daily tasks involving standing or walking.
How to Perform:
- If you’re a beginner, ensure that you perform this exercise close to a stable surface, such as a wall or a secured railing.
- Shift all of your weight onto your right leg, lifting your left foot off of the ground.
- Attempt to balance on your right leg for 10 seconds, for 3 repetitions, every day.
- Repeat this same process on the left leg.