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One of the best things a senior citizen can do is to keep strength in their legs. Learn exercise tips for senior citizens from a professional personal trainer in this free video on senior health.

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Hi, I'm David Dubail and I am a personal trainer at Dubailfitness.com. In this clip I am going to give you some exercises for senior citizens. You'll need a chair. You'll need some exercise bands. One of the best things, I think a senior citizen should be doing, is keeping the strength in their legs. It keeps your balance strong, it keeps your legs strength strong, and the legs are really the fundamentals of your whole strength program. One basic exercise, simple, you can do it anywhere, it doesn't need to be in a gym, you can do this at your house, is a seated squat. So, you squat down, and stand up. Squat down, stand up. Even if you squat, sit, and stand up, that's fine, too. And even in the beginning, you'll notice you'll probably will be pushing up with your hands. That's something we're going to want to get away from, and eventually, hitting the squat basically like that. Tip number two, I like a lot, is the bands or tubing. I like this, because we can control it, and hit a lot of basic exercises. This is one of the best exercises I like for seniors, too, because it strengthens the back. Because I notice a lot of them have posture problems, so you want to be up tall, and get a good contraction with the shoulders, and pull the scaps back. Tip three, is just taking the same tube, keeping the arm strength up, and just hitting a basic curl. Straight up and down. And the thing you want to remember, is you want to do this two to three days a week, and eventually, four to five days a week. This is David Dubail, thanks for watching.

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