7 Important Exercises for the Elderly

In order to maintain good health, doctors recommend people of all ages engage in some kind of brisk, physical activity for 30 minutes a day. But as we get older, the physical demands of certain kinds of exercise can become such that we may quit exercising altogether. Fortunately, there are plenty of beneficial, low-impact forms of exercise, some designed especially for senior citizens. Here are seven in no particular order. As with any exercise, start off slow. Consistency, not speed, is the key to maintaining good health.