We’ve received several requests for a higher intensity senior aerobics workout.
More intensity? Say no more!
DO NOT DO THIS WORKOUT EVERY DAY!
And here’s why…
Doing the same patterns over and over can jeopardize our joints and set us up for injury.
Yes, seniors do need to exercise, but repeating the same patterns over and over can lead to overuse, causing fatigue and a possible injury that can put us on the sidelines for several days.
Let’s face it: as we age, an injury (if it is not minor) takes longer to heal than when we were younger.
Therefore, we have to use common sense and tailor our workouts to our specific level and needs.
If you are wondering whether you are overdoing it, here are some signs to watch for while exercising. Any one of them would be a good reason to slow it down or even end the workout early:
- Pain that is not going away. It is a way for your body to signal you that you either need to modify the move or slow it down.
- A feeling of nausea
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Chest tightness or burning
- Very labored breathing, in other words, on a scale of one ten, you should go to about a six or seven.
Delayed symptoms would include:
- Fatigue that doesn’t diminish about an hour after you workout
- Extreme soreness
- Feeling of being defeated (burnout)
Remember, workouts are meant to make you feel better by giving you more energy and an overall feeling of wellness.
Don’t let overdoing it leave you feeling worse and with no desire to get moving the next day.
So be smart and listen to your body so that you can continue on with your dedication to aging well.
HERE’S TO FEELING GOOD!
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