Active Adult 60+
Exercise and Nutrition are essential aspects of a healthy lifestyle throughout one’s entire life. As we segue into our “later” years, aging brings distinct changes to our biology. It’s imperative that seniors remain as active as possible, to continue to live a flourishing life. There are many reasons and scientific evidence to support having a regular exercise program for people 60+!
1. Greater energy and sense of well-being!
Exercise releases endorphins, which are essential neurotransmitters that reduce pain, combat stress, promote healthy sleep, and create feelings of vitality!
2. Prevent disease.
Heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis are common in older adults. Adopting a cardio and weight training program helps your heart stay strong, reduces blood sugar levels, lowers blood pressure, boost immunity, and improves bone density. There are a variety of modified and low impact MaxPAC® exercises for 60+ !
3. Reduce the Risk and Consequences of Falling.
MaxPAC® Strength and Balance Training help build and maintain core, leg, and back strength, all of which improves stability. This creates ease and confidence in motion: walking, climbing stairs, and doing all your activities!
4. Improved Mental Health.
A healthy body means a healthy mind, too. Seniors that exercise on a daily basis continue to stimulate motor neurons in the brain which help maintain cognitive function, memory, learning, and reduce the risks of Alzheimer’s, dementia, and depression.
5. Maintaining Independence.
Personal strength and fitness allow you to enjoy life without having to rely on assistance for bathing, dressing, walking, eating, and going to the bathroom.
NOTE: Please Be Advised
**If you have been inactive, or have any health conditions, it is important to check with your physician or health care practitioner before you jump right into a fitness regimen. Many of the exercises you used to do when younger, may not be ideal for your current fitness level now and may need to be modified.
MaxPAC® Modified, Lighter Paced, Lower Impact Exercises:
With or without added 8lb Red.
1. Aqua Standing Balance
2. Aqua Easy Step
3. Aqua Stretch
4. Standing “Knee Squeeze” (Red 8lbs between quads)
5. Standing Sandwich Grip / Press (2 hands)
6. Modified Squat Press
7. Modified Step/Lunge (with 8lb. Rd)
8. Modified Side-to Side Step / Press or Bicep Curl
Aqua Step (Slower Paced)
Balance Training (Strong, Steady Stable)
Bicep Curls (2 hands)
Standing Knee Squeeze
Lunge Walk (Short Step)
Side Step Press
Squat Press (Modified)