Cardio for Seniors 3
Have Fun & Pick Exercises That You Like
One of the biggest tricks to exercising, and to finding a workout routine that you will stick with, is to choose exercises that you like; if you don’t like what you are doing, then chances are you won’t stick with it. You don’t have to do this or that exercise, and as long as it is something that gets your heart rate elevated, gets you breathing faster, and exercises your muscles, then that is just fine. Being elderly does of course man that there may be some health issues such as bone and joint problems, cardiovascular issues, or several other problems, and that means being slightly limited as to what you can do in terms of your workout.
If you suffer from any serious issues that are keeping you from working out, there are always other options too. Simple workouts like going to the local gym that provide senior exercise classes or even water aerobics are all great choices. You can try doing things like golf, swimming, walking, jogging, cycling, tennis or badminton, or any other non-contact team sport too.
It is also actually recommended to exercise in groups, because if you experience injury there will be people around to help, not to mention that it’s a lot easier to stay motivated when exercising with other people. Remember, go at your own pace, always consult a doctor, and never do too much at once, and as long as you pick exercises that are suitable to you and fun as well, then you will be on the right track.