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Exercises for maintaining physical health at home

Our well-being and quality of life are significantly affected by our physical health. Therefore, it is crucial to maintain optimal physical health as we age. Staying physically active has many benefits including helping manage weight, improved brain health, increased energy levels, and reduced risk of chronic diseases. Although some seniors may prefer going to a gym, we have created a list of 3 exercises to help seniors stay physically healthy while at home.

1. Chair squats. With your feet hip-width apart, slowly lower yourself toward a chair. After gently touching the chair, stand back up. This is a great beginner-friendly exercise that promotes mobility and strengthens important leg muscles such as the glutes, quads, and hamstrings.

2. Calf raises. Position yourself behind a chair for balance. Raise your heels off the floor and slowly lower yourself back down. They are great for improving overall balance and ankle stability.

3. Resistance band workouts. These can be used for a variety of exercises that target different parts of the body. Examples include band pull aparts and standing bicep curls.

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This article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or diagnosis. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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