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Physical Fitness for Seniors with Mobility Issues

 

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Physical fitness can be achieved when you have mobility issues.

Mobility issues can make you feel like you’re trapped and getting active under those circumstances can feel next to impossible. The truth is that you can still maintain physical fitness, even when you can’t move around like you used to. Today we’re going to be going over some the ways that you can achieve this. Are you ready to learn more? Let’s take a look.

Focus on what you can do for physical fitness.

Rather than lamenting the mobility you have lost, you need to focus on what you can do. Remember that any form of physical activity is better than none at all. That could mean that all you do is an arm workout or a little bit of walking and that’s still valuable. Feeling good can be hard if you are dealing with chronic illness or disability, but you can do it. You can lift your mood with a small stroll or even a little dancing. Getting into the groove of one of your favorite songs is a great way to engage in physical fitness that can also make you feel young again.

Get creative with your physical fitness!

Along with dance, water aerobics can be very helpful for seniors with limited mobility. Water activities are particularly helpful for seniors with joint pain. Not only that, but they can be a lot of fun if you participate in a class with others. Tai chi and very gentle yoga positions can also help to manage soreness, stiffness, and general malaise. If you are confined to a wheelchair, you have many options for getting active. You can use weights and help keep your upper body feeling spry. Don’t forget to talk to your doctor before starting any type of new exercise regimen.

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Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of Medicare Advantage? Contact Global Premier Benefits today! Global Premier Benefits offers education for seniors on healthcare options available to them that could improve their quality of life and defray their healthcare costs as well. We have agents and clients in more than 16 states, including the District of Columbia. Our goal is to enable seniors to live healthy, rewarding lives without compromising their finances. Call us at 1-866-229-8447 to speak with a certified specialist to see if you qualify for extra help! You can also keep up with Global Premier Benefits on Facebook, TwitterGoogle+YouTube, and Pinterest.

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