Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Health & Fitness
  3. Fitness & Exercise

Active seniors enjoy life more

How do you maintain a healthier, and happier life after you retire? It's simple.


Moderate physical activity can help you live longer and reduce health hazards. A well-balanced fitness program conditions muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones to help fight osteoporosis, keeps your body more limber and stabilizes your joints - all of which lowers the risk of everyday injury. Regular physical activity can help you maintain your physical independence.

Below are some quick, effective exercises that you can do that will give you a full, body workout.

Ab Curl with an exercise ball - curl up slightly and tighten the tummy muscles and decrease lower back tightness and compression. The ball will help maintain natural alignment of the spine and lower back, placing less stress on the joints.

Chest press with resistance bands - increase upper body pushing and pressing strength and stamina, necessary for many activities of daily living without stress and strain to the shoulders, neck and lower back.

Side raise with mini exercise balls - Condition the joints and develop the muscles of the shoulder while improving your grip strength and arm stamina. Squeeze, life and raise. It's that easy!




  • Randy Travis
    Randy Travis returns with 'Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am' in August
    Today's Buzz
  • Alternative medicine
    Alternative medicine: Remedies to make the bugs in your body go away for good
    7 Photos
  • Beach body
    Fitness: Earn your beach body badge with bootcamp classes
    10 Photos
  • Back to school
    These 10 items are sure winners on your back-to-school shopping trip
    12 Photos
  • Izabel Goulart
    Izabel Goulart walks the runway with Studio F at Colombia Moda
    19 Photos
  • Ombre' technique
    Go for the gusto: What ombre' technique are you?
    5 Photos