Getting some exercise and moving as much as you can doesn’t just boost your immunity against viruses, it’s critical to preserving your physical and mental health.
A good walk around the neighborhood or in the local park is a good way to keep up or start a fitness routine. You can carry hand weights or just swing your arms to add some upper body toning.
If walking doesn’t appeal to you or you are used to going to exercise classes at the local gym or senior center, there are many online choices.
Here are three online exercise options to consider:
1. FlexTogether, an online fitness studio for older adults
Through a combination of low impact fitness classes and video chat, FlexTogether enhances wellness and connection. You can exercise alone in your home or with a friend or family member while you are each in your separate homes. Classes include chair yoga, cardio, balance, tai chi, Qigong, and dance.
Go to flextogether.com to find out how easy it to sign up for free (no username or password needed). You can access FlexTogether classes from a smart phone, tablet, or computer.
2. AARP 10 Minute Workouts
These beginner-friendly 10-minute workout videos with fitness experts like Denise Austin, Jorge Cruise, Lorraine Ladish, Bryant Johnson, and Kathy Smith are just enough to get you moving and feeling more energized. Visit aarp.org to check them out.
3. Silver Sneakers On Demand Fitness
If you are eligible for the Silver Sneakers program through your Medicare insurance plan, you can access over 200 on-demand videos specifically designed for people 65 and over.
There are more online fitness classes available if you do an internet search, some with a monthly fee. Remember to keep moving to stay healthy!