Staying active is one of the single most important things that a senior can do. When the weather starts getting nice outside and the temperatures start rising, the spring represents a wonderful opportunity to get outdoors, exercise and enjoy the best of what Mother Nature has to offer all at the same time.
1. A Nice Walk
Many people believe that exercising should be intense, but it certainly doesn’t have to be. A regular walk on a nice day is a great way to get the blood flowing and observe the changing seasons at the same time. Even walking 15 minutes a day has substantial health benefits that shouldn’t be ignored.
Depending on how active a senior citizen currently is, swimming may be right up their alley. It’s a great way to have fun and use the power of water to your benefit by increasing exercise resistance in a safe and comforting environment.
Yoga isn’t just for the young – there are a wide range of different poses that are perfect for senior citizens. Yoga can help keep them loose, can help increase blood flow and more.
4. Low Impact Sports
A senior citizen certainly isn’t going to be as fast as he or she was twenty years ago, so playing a full fledged game of baseball is likely out of the question. Playing a nice, low impact game of catch, on the other hand, is the perfect way to exercise outside and have a great deal of fun all at once.
Biking is something that can be handled in a few different ways as far as senior citizens are concerned. If a senior can bike on his or her own, that’s great. You can also invest in a tandem bicycle with two seats to take a nice ride and allow the senior to take frequent breaks if they’re so inclined.