Sales Popup
Surat, Gujarat
6 hours ago

The Benefits of Exercise for the Elderly

July 06, 2021 2 min read

The Benefits of Exercise for the Elderly

Myths debunked

'I'm too old to start exercising.'

'What if I lose my balance and fall down?'

Many seniors shy away from the idea of exercising due to such fears and misconceptions. However, regular exercise actually helps strengthen bodies and increase stamina. In turn, this improves ones balance and decreases the risk of falling.

Regularly exercising also reduces aches and pains, giving you that energy boost and allowing you to spend more time leisurely walking around the neighbourhood and playing with your grandchildren. As long as there are no pre-existing medical conditions that discourage taxing physical activities, age should not be an obstacle to exercise!

Sanctband Loop Bands 

Reduces the impact of diseases

Staying physically active can prevent or delay the onset of many diseases and disabilities such as Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and even some cancers. Those with arthritis and heart diseases may benefit from regular exercise, as it helps keep blood vessels flexible and ensure good blood flow. Always consult your doctor before embarking on an exercise program so that they can gauge your physical condition and level of fitness.

Boosts mood and manages stress

Moderate exercises done regularly can aid in managing stress and improving your mood since it releases endorphins, which is a “feel good” hormone that energises your spirit. Another benefit of exercise is that it helps stave off depression, serving as a distraction that lets you find respite and break away from the cycle of negative thoughts.

Some exercise is better than no exercise

The recommended amount of exercise that older adults aged 65 and over should do is at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity (e.g. brisk walking) and 2 or more sessions of strength exercises that work out the hips, shoulders, abdomen, legs and arms.

However, if this seems overwhelming, fret not. Even clocking in a few minutes of physical activity each day is better than staying inactive. Start with smaller intervals of 5 to 10 minutes before gradually increasing them to 15 to 30 minute sessions. The key is to dedicate a portion of your time each day to exercising and persevere on!

Exercising can even be done in the comfort of your own home while watching your favourite TV show with our Portable Home Exercise Pedaler. Shop our exercise equipment HERE!

Portable Home Exercise Pedaler for Elderly | The Golden Concepts


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Active Ageing

4 Ways For Seniors To Keep Fit
4 Ways For Seniors To Keep Fit

August 23, 2021 2 min read

Read More
Senior playing ukelele to combat dementia
10 Activities You Can Do With Persons with Dementia

July 06, 2021 4 min read

Read More
4 Simple Products To Help Seniors Keep Fit At Home
4 Simple Products To Help Seniors Keep Fit At Home

June 24, 2021 2 min read

Read More