Staying active is one of the best things you can do to keep yourself feeling younger, and although you might not be bench pressing 200-pounds like you use to, or going end to end in a grueling soccer match, you can still get plenty of exercise in a healthy way well into your senior years.
Exercises don’t need to be complicated – in fact, most of the upcoming examples could be done while watching TV without the aid of exercise equipment. Healthline.com says those aged 65-and older should get 150-minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity per week – so here are 12 easy but effective exercises for people in their golden years…
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1. Bicep Curls
Who doesn’t love a well-defined bicep? Bicep curls are part of healthy exercise routine, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says seniors should incorporate strength-training workouts at least 2-times per week.
Healthline recommends starting out with 1 or 2-pound weights, with 10 to 15-reps of bicep curls along with other variations such as triceps extensions (more on those later).