Exercising regularly as we age has many benefits, from lowering our risk for heart disease and stroke to reducing chronic pain, improving sleep quality, and even making us happier. Yet, despite these benefits, “Only 35-44% of adults 75 years or older are physically active, and 28-34% of adults 65-74 are physically active,” according to statistics reported by the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition.
While the CDC’s physical activity guidelines recommend 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity a week, many older people have physical challenges, injuries, or chronic conditions that can make regular exercise difficult, if not impossible.
But, even if you have physical challenges, it’s still possible to get regular exercise that is safe, easy on the joints, and beneficial for your whole body. Check out our roundup of the top 11 chair exercises for seniors to help you increase strength, stabilize muscles, increase circulation, and gain flexibility to make every day activities easier. Just be sure to check with your doctor before beginning any regular exercise program. Continue reading Top 11 Chair Exercises for Seniors