5 Minute Core Exercises for Seniors offers 40 individual movements and 25 quick routines to strengthen the core muscles, which can improve mobility, reduce aches and pains, prevent falls and build everyday confidence. Discover seated, standing, on-the-mat and weighted exercises, which mimic everyday movement, and don’t require special equipment. You’ll also find tips to engage the right muscles, prevent injury and increase or decrease the intensity of each movement, to meet your needs. Keep weights away from pets and children.
Some people believe that older people exercising is not safe. In fact, the opposite is true. In a study in Florida, it was found that when older people in a nursing home took up gentle weight training a few times a week, they quickly gained muscle mass. At least one participant became so improved that he was able to give up walking aids, return home to live independently. Sitting around all day is the worst way to remain fit.