Category Archives: Seniors

Senior Exercise: How To Do A Walking Lunge

Walking Lunge With Dumbbells For Seniors

Video by Anna Shvets from Pexels

Three Ways To Modify This Exercise: 1) Instead of taking a big step forward, take a smaller step forward and bring both feet together. 2) Don’t use weights. 3) Hold onto a wall during the exercise.

Moving Lunge Benefits: Strengthens thighs, legs and core.

Exercise Do’s and Don’ts

As with all exercise programs, when using exercise videos that appear on this site, you need to use common sense. If you experience poor balance, this may not be an appropriate exercise for you. If you’re starting an exercise program be sure to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider.

Strength Training As Self-Defense For Seniors

This is a true story that occurred in November 2019. An 82-year-old woman successfully defended herself during a home break-in in Rochester, N.Y., afterwhich the 28 year-old intruder was taken away by ambulance. Willie Murphy started lifting weights when she was 56 years old. Every senior should follow her training example.

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