Reply
Highlighted
Treasured Social Butterfly
0
Kudos
1312
Views

Re: Cardio Exercise Guidelines for Seniors

1,312 Views
Message 1 of 2

These are useful tips for anyone looking to work on cardio.

 

The usual caveats, of course: check with your doctor, blah blah blah. Smiley Happy

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
1312
Views
Treasured Social Butterfly
3
Kudos
1509
Views
1
Replies

Cardio Exercise Guidelines for Seniors

1,509 Views
Message 2 of 2

Not interested in the whole "senior athlete thing" but want to get fit? Here are guidelines to get you headed in the right direction.

 

Regular cardio exercise is important for any age group, but older adults probably have the most to gain from starting (or continuing) an exercise program. Not only does cardio strengthen your heart and lungs, it gives you more energy, sharpens your mind, helps you manage your weight, can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and may even keep you young.

The question often is, how much cardio should you do and what's the best way to get started?

 

The ACSM/AHA Physical Activity Recommendations for Older Adults suggest three different options (see Figure 1 below):

 

Read on to learn how to set up your cardio workouts:  https://www.verywell.com/cardio-exercise-guidelines-for-seniors-1230952

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
Report Inappropriate Content
3
Kudos
1509
Views
1
Replies
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Users
Announcements

AARP Coronavirus Call-in Event

AARP will host a weekly, live Coronavirus Information Tele-Town Hall on Thursdays at 1 pm (ET). Learn more on AARP's Coronavirus Tele-Town Hall page and join us each week for the latest information.

Calling is toll-free. During the 90-minute live event, government experts will answer your questions and address health concerns related to COVID-19.