Easy Exercises for Old Folks

by Mary on September 5, 2011

You’ve heard it – read it and been bombarded with it at every turn from the TV to the Kids.  Got stay fit and gotta exercise.

But it really is true. If you’re not moving you are dying.

I think the problem with a lot of this exercise mumbo jumbo is they make it too complicated. You really only have to do a few things. Plus you can work up to more and more…no matter your age or weight.

 

The first part, of course, is setting your mind to it. We’ll talk about that another time. Right now I want to share what I think is the easiest and perhaps most beneficial exercise of all after walking.

The Squat.

Granted – that’s not an attractive name but it is so simple and so powerful. You don’t need any extra room, there’s no equipment and it is so easy to measure progress – even a forgetful old person can do it!

I do them everyday and just count out sets of 10 each for a total of 5 sets…or 50 squats these days. On my good days I will hold a book or two and the added weight pushes me a little further – and that’s a good thing!

Check out an easy squat instruction piece just in case you want some extra tip or two on how to!

Start today with just 1. Rest and then do 2. Then 3 and work up to 10.  Come on – go for it!

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Atlantic City in home care 09.20.11 at 4:38 pm

This is a good article!!! I’ll be sharing with my grandfather, thanks!!!

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