Exercise for those over 65
We can’t turn back time and reverse the aging process, but with healthy living that includes exercise we can slow the aging process down. Exercising at any age helps build stronger muscles and increase metabolism, which both deteriorate in older age. People over 65 should work out three to five times a week for 20-30 minutes at a time. Exercise should focus on muscle building and endurance activities such as water aerobics, hiking, dancing, or light jogging.
Exercises should focus on the following:
- increasing blood flow
- strengthening muscles, bones, and joints
- improving posture and balance
- Increasing flexibility and mobility