by National Institute on Aging
Competition and teamwork can inspire you to work harder and keep up your commitment to exercise. Try one of these sports:
- Seated volleyball
- Wheelchair basketball
For more sports ideas, visit the Go4Life website!
Exercising in hot weather? Stay safe with these tips!
Don’t let hot weather stop you from being active. Follow these simple precautions to prevent heat-related health problems.
Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothes in natural fabrics.
Drink plenty of liquids.
Check the weather forecast. If it’s very hot or humid, try an indoor exercise.
For more safety tips, check out Exercising Safely in Hot Weather from Go4Life.
Yoga is a great flexibility exercise for older adults!
Yoga is a mind and body practice that typically combines physical postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation. When practicing yoga, keep the following in mind:
Put safety first.
Look for a well-trained instructor.
Find more information about yoga and older adults from Go4Life.
This exercise will help strengthen your grip!
The hand grip exercise is a simple strength exercise that can help if you have trouble picking things up or holding onto them. It also will help you open jars more easily. You can do this exercise while reading or watching TV – all you need is a tennis ball!
When you’re out and about on your bike, it’s important to know how to be safe!
Riding a bicycle is a great way to exercise. Follow these tips to help you ride more safely:
Always wear a helmet that fits correctly.
Yield to pedestrians.
Signal when you make turns.
Avoid riding your bicycle at night.
Find more information on biking safely from Go4Life.