These senior free weight exercises will help fight atrophy and keep you feeling strong.
What is atrophy?
It is the wasting away of muscles, many times caused by the lack of physical activity.
It can be due to inactivity after an injury, surgery, the aging process or simply lack of motivation to get moving.
Without regular movement, our muscles become smaller, weaker and unable to perform our everyday activities with ease.
The good news… We can fight off atrophy and even reverse it with exercise and healthy nutrition.
And it does not really take that much effort. We just have to make a concentrated effort to move.
Regular exercise to include some cardio, stretching and these senior free weight exercises are all beneficial in maintaining good muscle tone and remaining healthy.
Find what works for you and make it a habit, part of your daily routine like showering and brushing your teeth.
You will soon notice how good you feel and be on your way to remaining independent, slowing down the aging process, and enjoying living life.
HERE’S TO FEELING GOOD!
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Love love love these short time workouts. Just getting back into exercise after a foot break. Feeling good & stronger every day. Hope you keep up these classes.
I am going to try your free weight workout for seniors, I only have one lb weights to start with ..what is the best size weight to get for this video I am planning on buying some but not sure what to get.
Hi Debbie, I apologize for my delayed response. It really varies from individual to individual. Try starting with the one pound weights and see how you feel. If it is too easy move up to 3 lb, then work your way to 5. There is no need to aim for heavy weights, with repetition it gives the muscles a sufficient workout!