By: Avera McKennan Fitness Center
Staying active in your senior years is an important part in preventing the risk for certain diseases or managing a pre-existing condition. Wednesday, May 30 is the 25th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day®. The common goal for this day is to help keep older Americans healthy and fit.
Here are three fitness tips for seniors:
Start Your Routine at Your Own Pace
If you have not been active in a while, start slowly. Talk to your doctor before starting a new exercise routine. We have the Polar BodyAge® fitness assessment that will provide you with accurate data to determine your current fitness level. Our fitness specialists will use your results to create a customized fitness plan for your needs.
Stretch to Increase Flexibility
Improve your flexibility by stretching before and after your workouts. You can use a chair or wall for additional support. You’ll feel better and increase your balance and strength.
Explore Group Exercise Classes
As you become stronger through a basic strength and aerobic routine, you can incorporate group exercise classes, personal training and a variety of fitness offerings we have at the Center to reach your goals. Our Next Steps™ fitness programs can help you if you have a medical condition or need support to be more active. These 8-week programs feature exercises designed to meet your specific needs in areas such as functional fitness, cancer fitness, cardiac fitness and more.
To learn more about this day, visit the National Senior Health & Fitness Day® website at fitnessday.com. To learn more about our Next Steps™ fitness programs visit the Member Services desk.
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