So, you’re stuck indoors and can’t access your local gym, community pool or favourite exercise class? This is a great opportunity to mix up your exercise routine and continue to stay fit and healthy- especially as you continue to age.
Here we go through six exercises that you can complete at home, without any workout equipment so that you can continue to age successfully. Remember to check with your doctor or physical therapist before starting a new exercise routine.
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As someone starts to age past their 60’s they’ll start to notice that the strength in their thighs and lower body isn’t what it used to be. This can make getting out of cars, off low sitting chairs and even off the floor quite difficult. Choose a high sitting chair from the dining room or kitchen and try out some chair squats to build up lean muscle and strength in the muscles surrounding your legs.
Start by sitting on a chair with your feet spaced out evenly on the ground in front of you. Leaning forward and using the muscles on the front of your thighs and buttocks, stand up from the chair and then slowly lower back down.