Strength training isn’t just about being buff and attractive, consistently maintaining and building your body strength can help with mitigating health concerns, improving mobility, reducing pain, and even improving your overall mood. Even then, this is just a small part of what exercise can do for you.
Many people tend to only think of strength building as lifting dumbbells and sweating a lot. However, there is much more about the activity itself. Whether you decide to do it with a group of friends or by taking part in exclusive senior living programs, make sure that you first meet with your medical provider to ensure that you are medically fit and able to perform the actions you plan to do. Having a full physical examination will allow you to have a better idea of your body condition, what types of exercises will best benefit you, as well as what to avoid.
Having done that, here are some of the best exercises for you to try out in your full-body strength training journey!
Lying Glute Bridges
Your glutes, or gluteal muscles, are the largest muscle group in your body. Located in your backside, this is a low-impact exercise that has many benefits. Glute bridges are best known for toning and shaping a person’s butt, but they can also help to strengthen your core, improve your posture, give you a stronger back, and may even help to decrease knee pain!
Squatting is a really simple exercise that can be done anywhere, at any time. Its versatility is one of the best things about this exercise! If you are an amateur and cannot do a full squat, you can modify the exercise by squatting onto a chair. If you have mastered the basic squat, you can even start trying with weights, or even on one leg! During squats, you are strengthening your core and lower body. By repeatedly doing so, you are lowering the chances of you injuring your ankles and knees and can even enhance your bone mineral density.
Push-ups are one of the most classic exercises that pretty much everyone knows. However, regular push-ups can be difficult even for a fit young adult. Wall push-ups are a modified version of the classic move where instead of pushing up from a floor, you push up from the wall. Wall push-ups can help to strengthen and tone your pecs, triceps, anterior deltoids, and biceps. There has a very low impact on your joints during this exercise and there is also a very clear path of progression. Once you get used to wall push-ups, you can slowly move on to knee push-ups and then regular push-ups.
Health & Wellness at Discovery Commons At Bradenton
Here at Discovery Commons At Bradenton, we believe that leading an active and intentional lifestyle will bring you or your loved one happiness and, overall, a better quality of life. There is a list of other senior-focused amenities that makes every day in our senior living community fun and meaningful. Contact our friendly team today for more information on how we can help you and your loved one.