VIDEO: Exercise Tips at HomeIt's the beginning of November, you've just witnessed your first sprinkle of snow for the season, the overcast day doesn't appear inviting. Your warm throw and comfy couch on the other hand are calling your name. The excuses for not exercising could fill an entire workout studio. After all, finding the time, money and energy to workout takes commitment. But exercising doesn't have to be a chore, especially if you can do it from the comfort of you own home.
(Watch: Chris Moffett as he shares some exercising tips to do at home.)
Chris Moffett, a certified personal trainer and older adult fitness specialist, helps seniors build a program for staying active by creating a home routine with objects found around the house. Moffett stresses the importance of the four pillars of exercise: cardio, strength training, flexibility and balance.
Four Pillars of Exercise
1. Cardio – You need to keep your heart and lungs strong so that your daily activities don't tire you out easily.
2. Strength Training – Stronger muscles mean stronger bones which helps prevent osteoporosis.
3. Flexibility – Activities that use range of motion become challenging as we age, it's important to keep our muscles loose.
4. Balance – Things that challenge your balance should be employed in your day to day activities.
What are some of the activities you do to stay active? Share your tips and stories in the comments section.
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