CTV Morning Live - Keeping Fit At 50+
What is the best workout for people 50, 60, 70 years ‘young’? Watch today’s segment here (including a guest appearance from my MOM)!
Exercise is important at any age, and staying active as one gets older has an abundance of benefits, such as:
promoting a healthier, longer life
a stronger heart
protecting bone density
Studies show at least 30 minutes of "moderate physical activity" should be performed on most days of the week. What is the most important area to include? Strength Training! As much as that may come as a shock, it prevents bone and muscle loss. Weight training is best recommended 2-3 times per week. Additionally, Cardio such as aerobics, swimming, and walking, can be performed on days outside of Strength Training.
Before beginning a workout plan, it is important to consult a medical professional with a knowledge of your personal medical history.
More and more older adults are engaging in a broad range of activities, from athletics to aerobics, proving that you don't have to be young to play hard and have fun!
In this segment we’re going to demonstrate a Strength Training Workout:
*Be sure to stretch before beginning a Strength Training or Cardio Workout
This workout will combine strength + balance by incorporating exercises on a stability ball:
Stability Ball Chest Press w/ Dumbbells
Stability Ball Tricep Kick Back w/ Dumbbells
Stability Ball T Raise w/ Dumbbells
Stability Ball Squat + Reach
Stability Ball Hip Raises
Stability Ball Crunch
*perform 10-15 reps for 3 rounds
Final Tips: Stretch following every workout. To make the experience double the fun get a workout buddy!