April 23, 2021 3 min read
Exercise does not necessarily have to come with a hefty price tag. Consider joining affordable activities at your closest Community Centre - it is a great place to get to know more people and to get healthy together. A myriad of facilities are available to the public for use either for free or at a low cost and there are also many activities/courses offered to both the young and old.
In this blog, we have compiled a list of 5 exercises that are suitable for seniors at your nearby Community Center.
#1. Pilates for Seniors
Pilates is a type of exercise which focuses on your body’s core such as your abdomen and obliques. It is important to keep our core muscles strong as they support the entire body and helps us to avoid injuries. The benefits of pilates are numerous, including:
#2. Zumba Mall Workout
Health Promotion Board is promoting healthier living with Mall Workout programmes. And one of such programmes include mass zumba sessions, and everyone is free to join!
Benefits of Zumba include:
#3. Yoga for Seniors
For seniors who are interested in yoga, this course is just for you! This course is perfect for those who do not have yoga background as it is an enjoyable and relaxing course without compromising the benefits. The yoga movements taught in this course will help to alleviate common ailments associated with old age such as joint stress, arthritis pain and osteoporosis. Other benefits include:
Online classes have become more accessible and convenient. Follow some video tutorials or online Zoom classes at home with mum and get active together. For a starter, you can follow along our Senior-friendly Yoga workout.
Qigong is one of the 5 branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine and it aims to promote the movement of Qi (energy) in the body. Relaxation and deep breathing are important in this exercise to allow the Qi to flow properly. This exercise will help you to keep fit and rejuvenate your mind! Benefits of Qigong include:
#5. Taichi for Health (Arthritis, Osteoporosis & Diabetes)
To end off this list, we have Taichi for Health, a series of Taichi classes incorporating different elements, designed to address 3 common ailments: Arthritis, Osteoporosis and Diabetes. Originating from China, Taichi is a gentle and low-impact exercise that is great for people of all ages and of different exercise backgrounds. Some benefits associated with Taichi exercise include:
Another great way to keep an elderly physically active is easily through walking. Check out our Walking Aids. A walking aid can be extremely helpful in encouraging and promoting elderly persons to remain mobile.
When it comes to helping our elderly loved ones live more independent and healthy lives, the best thing we can do is to provide them with the right elderly equipment so that they feel comfortable and safe. At The Golden Concepts, we are committed to improving the quality of life of elderly persons and our products are designed to address a wide range of diverse needs. If you need help finding a wheelchair with detachable arms, geriatric chair for elderly, or any other eldercare equipment, contact us today.
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