Seniors: Move More, Sit Less with At-Home Workouts


At-Home Workouts for Seniors

Move more. Sit less. Be more active. You’ve heard the advice before, but you’re mostly staying at home to protect yourself from the coronavirus.

Here’s the thing. Just because you’re at home more during COVID-19, doesn’t mean you can’t be active. It’s even more important to be active, because you’re probably not following your normal routine.

In fact, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends seniors get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week. Break it down, and that’s about 30 minutes of exercise on 5 days per week.

Take a walk through your neighborhood or nearby park. Go for a bike ride. Chase your grandkids around. Work in the yard. If you don’t have a gym membership, your gym is closed, or you’re just trying to avoid contact to prevent the spread of COVID-19, exercise at home.

Try these at-home workouts from the American Heart Association:

Put on some comfortable workout clothes. Lace up your athletic shoes. Pick a workout and follow your living room. It’s that easy.

Want more workouts? Here are some more at-home workouts, perfect for when you’re watching TV.

Being active helps you burn calories and fat. But it also helps strengthen your heart, lungs, bones, and muscles. When you’re healthy and active, your risk for chronic disease is lower, and your quality of life is better.

Want to get the most from your workouts and being active? Combine regular exercise with a healthy diet. Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and fish, and legumes. And drink plenty of water. Check out the complete list of Senior-Friendly, meals made from fresh ingredients just for you. They’re ready in minutes and make clean-up a breeze, so you can focus on doing the things you love.