Are you looking for some simple ways to help strengthen your body this summer?
As a senior, having a strong body is extremely important. It can help you to maintain good physical health, stay independent for longer, and improve your overall quality of life.
In this blog, we’re sharing 6 simple muscle endurance exercises to help you achieve your fitness goals and improve your wellbeing:
Muscle Endurance Exercises: Use Fitness Bands
Fitness bands are an excellent way to improve your muscle strength. They work by creating resistance and encouraging your muscles to work harder.
Our residents enjoy using resistance bands in group fitness sessions with our collaborative partner, Gfitness.
Muscle Endurance Exercises: Try a Yoga Session
Some people believe that, in order to practise yoga, you need to have a certain level of flexibility. In fact, yoga can be adapted to suit any fitness level, from absolute beginners to advanced.
Why not try a beginner’s session on Youtube, or join a virtual class, where you can learn in real-time? Better still, you may be able to find classes in your local area.
Take Part in Tai Chi
This slow-paced exercise works by encouraging a continuous flow of movement. Whilst the pace is slow and forms are gentle, the steady moves make it one of the best muscle endurance exercises.
Tai Chi can help you to build your strength slowly, which can lead to you living a longer, more independent life.
Build Muscle By Swimming
Swimming is one of the most effective muscle endurance exercises, as it helps take the weight off your feet.
By supporting your body weight, being in the water enables you to exercise for longer periods of time. As you’re continuously pushing and pulling against the water - which has a higher resistance level than air - you’re helping to tone your muscle and build your endurance.
Muscle Endurance Exercises: Try Gentle Weight Lifting
You don’t need to become a bodybuilder to lift weights! Almost anyone can benefit from incorporating light weights into their daily exercises.
To begin with, you could use light dumbbells, kettlebells - or even cans of soup.
Adding weights to your workouts will help you to further strengthen your core muscles and build your fitness levels. Here at Wellbeing Care, we practise using different pieces of equipment to help our residents build their strength and endurance.
It’s important to seek advice from your GP before incorporating any kind of weight into your workouts.
Muscle Endurance Exercises: Regular Gardening
For those who would like to use everyday activities as an opportunity to exercise, gardening may be a great option.
When you tend to your garden, you often work plenty of muscle groups without even realising it. You may find yourself walking and pushing a lawn mower, watering plants, weeding, pruning, and raking, among other activities.
By exercising all of your body parts, you’ll be improving your agility and flexibility, helping you to live independently for as long as possible.
We often encourage our residents to spend time outdoors where they can tend to the garden. Not only is it one of the most beneficial muscle endurance exercises, it also helps to improve their mental health and provides them with excellent socialising opportunities.
If you’ve found these muscle endurance exercises helpful, why not try reading our previous blog to discover the best problem-solving activities to try with your loved one?
Alternatively, contact a member of our team for more information about how we can support you, or your loved one, in later life.