Senior Citizen's Guide to Cleveland Spring/Summer 2016 - page 8

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Breathe in and slowly exhale. This will help improve
circulation while lowering blood pressure.
Go digital with your workouts.
Tune into your local TV listings for fitness shows.
There are a wide variety of classes from aerobics to
Zumba
®
, the latest fitness craze. With laptops, the
computer screen becomes a TV and the myriad of
fitness programs you can download off the Internet are
endless. Many digital TV programs also offer satellite
music stations so you can find the soundtrack of your
generation and dance to music that suits your style.
Invest in a small
pedometer, a digital
counter that clips on a
belt and counts steps
as you walk. They are
inexpensive and can
be purchased in the
wellness section at most
pharmacies. Malls are great indoor places to stay
active. Many senior citizen groups have regular mall
walks on certain days of the week. Check your local
community calendar for free senior fitness programs.
Bring a buddy with you. Having someone to talk to will
help with motivation and keep you on track.
For light outdoor or in-home exercise, there are
many ways to get fit by just doing the things you love.
They could include gardening, walking your pet or even
light housekeeping. Turn these sometimes mundane
tasks into opportunities for strength and conditioning.
Take some extra deep knee bends when bending over
to pull weeds or picking up the morning newspaper. Do
wall push-ups when you are waiting for water to boil or
a laundry cycle to finish. Begin with repetitions of 10
and gradually build up as you get stronger.
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Check your local
community calendar
for free senior fitness
programs.
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