A balanced lifestyle helps seniors maintain a zest for living
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If you haven't been active, check with your physician before engaging in a new fitness routine.
For cardiorespiratory fitness: Walking, swimming, dancing, skating, hiking, rolling your wheelchair. (Aim for 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity three to five days a week.)
For strength: Chair exercises, lifting weights or cans, carrying laundry or groceries, washing the car, working in the yard, scrubbing the floor. (Aim for 30 minutes two to three times a week.)
For flexibility: Stretching, yoga, tai chi. (Aim for 10 minutes every day.)
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