You're never too old...
Seniors who exercise regularly are healthier, stronger and more energetic than those who don’t which make exercise in the Golden Years just as important as in the earlier stages of life.
Before embarking on a new exercise regime, it is important to have a conversation with your doctor to work out what exercises you will be able to do or not do. Once you have done this, you will have a better idea of the parts of your body you should work on and the parts you should let rest.
Getting into the water will provide natural resistance training and as the water dispenses your body weight, it provides a low-impact strength workout. At 1Life, a range of pool exercise classes are on offer such as aqua fit and water zumba.
Alternatively, you can embark on a free swim or simply walking laps in a pool provides excellent benefits. People who are trying to lose weight or who have particular joint or bone distress will find water exercises particularly helpful.
Exercising in a group is a great way to keep yourself motivated and also incorporates your social life into your regime. Group activities such as hiking, biking, tennis or dancing have great cardiovascular benefits to keep up your general fitness level.
More gentle exercises such as yoga and pilates have vital health benefits; they aid flexibility, add strength and improve balance. At our centres, we have trained professionals who will be able to help you perform these classes to the best of your ability.