Senior Strength Training Exercises
Exercise Video Series
strength training exercises help build strong muscles and bones.
fitness video series includes exercises for the upper and lower
Many of these strengthening exercises for seniors can
be performed in a chair or while holding onto a chair.
Chair exercises are great for seniors or those people with limited
With strengthening exercises you are increasing your muscle mass.
helps reduce bone loss, increases our slowing metabolism and builds
muscles to help prevent falls.
Your strength exercises can be done
using just your body weight or you can add resistance bands or dumbbell
Strength training not only strengthens the muscles, it
will also help
increase your balance and stability.
Senior Strength Training List
You can use the links below to go to a specific exercise. If you want to see them all, just use the next button below the list.
are three videos for the upper body with one that demonstrates 3
You will find five for the lower body with one of these
that has several exercises.
last of these exercises (in the lower body group) is a seated abdominal
So you can strengthen your upper and lower body as well as the
abs. Upper BodySenior Seated Row Exercise
Tricep Exension using DumbbellUpper Body Chair Workout
This is a quick 3 minute upper body workout done in a chair using resistance bands.Lower BodyChair SquatSeated Knee LiftLower Back Press with Exercise BallLower Body Chair WorkoutSeated Abdominal Exercises
Benefits of Strength Training for Seniors
Strength training at any age has lots of benefits. It can build lean
muscles, which increases metabolism. An increased metabolism means you
burn more calories.
It helps reduce body fat, helps you look and feel better and can help
you get a restful sleep.
However, for seniors the benefits are even more. As you age, your risks
for certain diseases increases.
Strength training has been shown to decrease the bad cholesterol (LDL)
and increase the good (HDL). It can also reduce the risk of diabetes,
heart disease, breast cancer and osteoporosis.
It can also reduce pain associated with arthritis and increases bone
density. Additionally it has shown that stronger muscles can decrease
the risk of falling.
Senior Fitness Tips
A complete fitness program needs to include strength training,
aerobics, stretching and balance exercises. Eating the right foods is
also important to your health. Use these tips and resources to help you start your senior fitness
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