What are the best exercises for senior citizens who are in relatively good shape?
The Heart Association and the Osteoporosis Society have highlighted guidelines for the type, and amount of exercise people should do for optimal health. Not surprisingly, both advise 150 minutes of cardio per week, in addition to strength training twice a week, among others.
There are diverse ways of reaching these; it depends on you to select activities you enjoy. You should also make sure that the activities you do are mild on your body and joints and that you take precautions to prevent injury.
One type of exercise I am very keen on is Tai Chi, which can be done at any age, fitness level, injury, or disability. The organization I decided to join is volunteer-based, focusing on the health benefits of Tai chi.
Some people in my class suffer from knee issues, hip replacements, strokes, half a lung, etc., and the young and the fit. I am pleased I took it up while I am still fit and healthy — it is something I hope to keep doing and benefit from for the rest of my life.