Creative Exercises for the Elderly

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Getting older doesn't mean hanging up your sneakers and packing it in. Find out about creative exercises for the elderly with help from a Jazzercise instructor for 22 years in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Kristen Rzasa, owner of InterPlay Health and host on FTNS World's 1st Fitness Radio. Today, I'm here at Jazzercise in Stamford, Connecticut to talk about some creative ways to get exercise for senior citizens. Getting holder doesn't mean hanging up your sneakers and packing it in. There are plenty of creative ways that you can continue to get exercise an stay active. You don't have to spend hours on a treadmill to work exercise into your daily routine. Here are a couple fun simple ways you can do it. First, water aerobics is a great and gentle way for senior citizens to get exercise. A few laps in the pool can increase your muscle endurance and strength. Water aerobics is a great way to get your heart rate up and it's very gentle on the joints. So even if you have knee issues or hip injuries, you can still do it. Getting together with friends and going for a hike maybe in nature or even at the mall where it's safe and warm is a great way to stay moving as well. Another way to boost your metabolism and your mood is dancing. You can do it at home or you can find a local dance aerobics class in your area. Many gyms offer programs specifically for senior citizens so you can continue to stay active and be in an environment that's comfortable. Those are a few creative ways to stay active for senior citizens. I'm Kristen Rzasa at The Jazzercise Fitness Center in Stamford, Connecticut.

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