A senior fitness exercise should be incorporated into your aging parents daily routine. Muscle mass, endurance and flexibility all diminish with age if not aggressively changed for the better. The exercises below can be used as warm-ups to other exercises in an aging fitness routine. If your Mom or Dad's legs are already weaker, then use thess exercises alone until they are strong and felxible enough to progress to others.
Encourage your Mom or Dad to work with their doctor to plan the sequence and progression of their exercise routines.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) has put together of page of other
basic fitness exercises for senior citizens.
Seated Chair Leg Stretch
Seated Knee Extension
Senior Exercise Routines: Warm-up, Balance, Upper and Lower
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