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How Older Adults Can Stay Fit with Sworkit Fitness Programs

Ryan Hanna

Are you someone who has exercised all your life and now you’re ready for new challenges as you’re entering your senior years? Or maybe you’re goal is to stay mobile and agile so you can keep up with grandkids. Either way, the Sworkit fitness app is the perfect tool to help older adults stay fit.

Our Movement for Life program is designed for people who need low-impact workouts that focus on gradually helping them increase their physical activity. Like all of our workout programs, it lets you exercise in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

Enjoying the Benefits of Exercise

Whether you have a chronic medical condition like heart disease or diabetes, suffer from painful joints, or are simply aging, doctors know that gentle, consistent exercise can help you feel better both physically and mentally.

According to Chhanda Dutta, Ph.D., chief of the Clinical Gerontology Branch at the National Institute on Aging, “Exercise is almost always good for people of any age.” Some of the benefits of exercising for older adults include improved strength, balance, coordination, and bone density. Those improvements can lower your risk of a dreaded fall. The bottom line is exercise can definitely make life more enjoyable during your senior years.

Movement for Life 

Dr. Alicia I. Arbaje, MPH is an assistant professor of Geriatrics and Gerontology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. She says that weakness and loss of balance aren’t symptoms of old age. They’re actually symptoms of not getting enough exercise!

You may not be able to reverse aging, but you can absolutely slow down some of its perceived effects (like frailty and unsteadiness) with proper workouts at home. And an exercise app program like Movement for Life will show you how.

From easy stretches to low impact cardio, this eight-week guided fitness plan perfect for older adults will help get you on the way to a new, fitter you. It was designed with the exercise needs of those with aging bodies, arthritic joints, and chronic conditions in mind. Every week, you’ll work on four new components that will lead to a stronger, more flexible body. Along the way, you’ll be forming good habits of daily movement for the long term.

You’ll start off with gentle stretching. Then you’ll begin adding low-impact strength and cardio components that will strengthen and protect your joints and muscles.

Explore Our Movement for Life Collection

At Sworkit, we offer the best personal trainer app available. Our goal is to help you get in the best shape of your life — no matter your age or ability! Plus, it’s important to us that you’re able to stay in shape. Download our app and begin working on your fitness goals today. From cardio exercises to physical therapy at home, you’re sure to find what you need when you become a member of our SworkTeam!

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