Core Exercises for Seniors
It’s never too late to boost your health in the golden years! As we age, our bodies change and it becomes more difficult to stay active. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a healthy lifestyle for as long as possible. We will teach you how to be successful at staying fit with these six effective exercises! Talk to Lindsay Engle for more accurate information.
Exercise one: The first exercise we will cover is called the “crunches”. This exercise focuses on your abdominal muscles and can help strengthen them. To do this, start by lying down flat on your back with your knees bent and feet placed firmly on the ground or mat below it. Your arms should be at a 90 degree angle from your body, which means they are parallel to each other in front of you while also being perpendicular to the floor. Place both hands behind your head so that they touch as well as provide support for yourself during the movement ahead. Now curl up using only abdominals until you feel a contraction happen before relaxing again to repeat this process over time (approximately 15-20 times). When doing these crunches, you should also focus on your breathing.
Exercise two: The second exercise is plank. It is exactly as it sounds, which means you should be on your hands and feet in a push-up position. Your back should be straight while also making sure that both of your elbows are directly below shoulder level. You can even place them slightly forward if needed for the next step. Once this has been achieved, lift one leg up so that only one foot remains planted into the floor at all times before lowering it back down to repeat this process with the other leg over time (approximately 15-20 times). For those who find plank too difficult or would like an easier alternative, they may use forearms instead of hands during planks by resting their weight onto their fists instead and then placing knees on either side there after lifting themselves up from there.