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Easy At Home Exercises and Stretches for Seniors

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Staying healthy and active is very important for seniors. Exercising and stretching can help prevent physical issues as well as emotional issues. Depression and declining cognitive functioning can occur without proper activity.

Philips Lifeline has a great article titled 14 Exercises for Seniors to Improve Strength and Balance. We found this article very informative. It explains the exercises with pictures and written instructions on how to complete them. A few of our favorites include:

  • Back leg raises
  • Wall Push-ups
  • Marching in place

Stretching can help reduce injuries and improve flexibility.  There are many stretches that are easy to do and can be completed with objects around the home. Go4Life has a wide range of stretching exercises specifically for seniors.  Our favorites include:

  • Neck Stretches
  • Upper body Stretches
  • Thigh Stretches