Age shouldn’t be a limiting factor when it comes to fitness. If you’re above the age of 60, here are some options of senior exercise ideas to consider. 

#1 Brisk walks

Of all the senior exercises you can consider, nothing beats walking. Daily walks have several proven results, not just for the aged.Researchers hold that foot impact during walking triggers positive biochemical changes in the body,  that can significantly modify and even increase the supply of blood to the brain.

#2 Aqua aerobics

Performed in a swimming pool, aqua aerobics allows more flexibility and mobility, as most of your body weight will be carried by the water. Look up a couple of tutorials online and find a fitness buddy. All that’s left is for you to find a nearby pool. Then, just jump in and get going! 

#3 Biking

Indoor and outdoor biking are both great options to get in some good exercise and still remain within a safe quota of exertion. Rent a bicycle or find a nearby gym and pedal away! 

#4 Squats as a senior

 You can enhance your lower body strength by squatting in front of a sturdy chair. Keep your arms in front of you, and ensure that you don’t extend your knees past your toes as you bend down to an almost-sitting position.

Hold the position for a few moments before raising yourself back to a standing position, take a breather, and repeat. If you find this challenging, just hold onto the sides of the chair or place a few pillows on the chair. After a few days of practice, you can let go of the support. 

#5 Leg raises

This may seem like a simple enough move, but leg raises strengthen your thighs, hips, buttocks, and lower back muscles, and improves balance as well. For side leg raises, stand behind a sturdy chair and hold on to it for better balance.

Lift one leg out to the side, keeping it completely aligned from your heel to your hip. Keep your back straight. Then slowly lower the leg and repeat.

For more low impact senior exercise ideas you can check out this workout.