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Simple Exercises that Keep Seniors Active

Regular physical activity keeps you amazing at any age. Linda Mahnker can attest to the benefits of staying active as an older adult. After suffering from osteoarthritis, Linda had two hip replacements only five months apart. She started exercising before her first surgery and continued to do so after both hip replacements, crediting exercise as part of her successful recovery. In the following videos, Linda and Baptist Health trainer Jeremy Ray demonstrate exercises that keep seniors active.

Cardio for Seniors

Cardiovascular exercise can be simple and fun. Check out these tips on how to increase your heart rate.

Strength Training for Seniors

You can get stronger every day without ever leaving your house. For these three exercises, all you need is a chair.

Flexibility for Seniors

Stretching helps prevent injury, and it’s a great way to start and end your day. Here are three stretches that require no equipment.

As you get older, staying active should be a priority. Linda works out daily at her church. You too can make exercise part of your regular routine. Start by trying out the exercises demonstrated above. Find the workouts that are right for you, and commit to doing them. Check with your physician before starting any exercise program. If you need a physician, request an appointment today!