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In Home Fitness for Adults Normal IL

In Home Fitness for Adults Normal IL

One of the common inquiries that fitness trainers get from older adults who want to improve their general wellness is how frequently should I exercise? Although individual factors can vary, seniors who are age 65 and up should engage in a minimum of 2.5 hours of aerobic, moderate activity (like a brisk walk) each week.

Safety First
Be sure to consult with your physician if you’re over the age of 50 and are not accustomed to exercising before you start a fitness routine. Other reasons to consult with your physician before you start regular exercise include:

-Shortness of breath or dizziness.
-Pressure or pain in your chest.
-Blood clots.
-You have had surgery recently.
-Sores that are not healing adequately.
-Any joint inflammation.

Wear comfortable, loose clothing and sturdy shoes that provide a comfortable fit.
Your footwear should feature good arch support with a cushioned, elevated heel for dependable shock absorption. Make sure your shoes are designed for the type of activity you will be doing.

If it has been some time since you last took part in physical activity, it is essential to start out slowly. Begin with exercises you’re already comfortable performing. Starting out at a slower pace helps reduce the risk that you’ll injure yourself and also prevents soreness.

Exercise is only going to produce optimal benefits for you if you’re feeling well. If you have a cold or flu, for example, wait to do your exercises until you begin to feel better.

In the event that you are not able to exercise for more than two weeks or so, be sure to begin slowly again.

Consume water before, during and following your fitness routine, even if you do not feel thirsty.