BEST EXERCISE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

@vcg0604 (121)
Philippines
November 10, 2006 10:22pm CST
Can you tell me what is the best exercise for people aged 60 & up? I told my mom when I visited her to do a light stretching but was prevented by her nursing aide in doing so. Shes 78 now.
6 responses
@sekhmetgb (462)
17 Nov 06
The nursing aide needs a bit more education I think. Firstly, a lot of nursing homes in England use an organisation called 'Stretch' where the participants sit down so that they are not at risk of falling over, and stretch every muscle etc. Then there are seated exercises to improve co-ordination, such as catching a large ball and throwing it again. Then there are muscle strengthening exercises, which again can be done sitting down with a couple of tins of baked beans etc and strap on weights around the ankles. Also, walking, no matter how far or near is a very good way to maintain condition, provided there are no balance problems.
17 Nov 06
whoops,sorry. Dont know what happened there. My computer got stuck and when I managed to get back in the same message had three identical replies. Sorry. Think I will log off for a while, the computer seems to be terribly slow at moment.
@miajane (361)
• United States
16 Nov 06
there are some great seated exercises for elderly people. look some of them up online. they are really good. try looking up exercises for seniors that might be called 'sit and be fit' or something like that. other than that, walking is great. even if its just to the end of the block and back.
@vcg0604 (121)
• Philippines
17 Nov 06
Thanks..I will into that
@Anulesh (1581)
• India
16 Nov 06
morning walk
@vcg0604 (121)
• Philippines
17 Nov 06
Thank you
• Philippines
16 Nov 06
Brisk Walking I suppose
@vcg0604 (121)
• Philippines
17 Nov 06
thanks for the info
@sekhmetgb (462)
17 Nov 06
The nursing aide needs a bit more education I think. Firstly, a lot of nursing homes in England use an organisation called 'Stretch' where the participants sit down so that they are not at risk of falling over, and stretch every muscle etc. Then there are seated exercises to improve co-ordination, such as catching a large ball and throwing it again. Then there are muscle strengthening exercises, which again can be done sitting down with a couple of tins of baked beans etc and strap on weights around the ankles. Also, walking, no matter how far or near is a very good way to maintain condition, provided there are no balance problems.
@sekhmetgb (462)
17 Nov 06
The nursing aide needs a bit more education I think. Firstly, a lot of nursing homes in England use an organisation called 'Stretch' where the participants sit down so that they are not at risk of falling over, and stretch every muscle etc. Then there are seated exercises to improve co-ordination, such as catching a large ball and throwing it again. Then there are muscle strengthening exercises, which again can be done sitting down with a couple of tins of baked beans etc and strap on weights around the ankles. Also, walking, no matter how far or near is a very good way to maintain condition, provided there are no balance problems.