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During the Corona lockdown, older people might find it difficult to stay active and keep in shape. While daily outdoor trips for exercise are permitted, it’s best advised to stay active indoor because as older people you are more susceptible to contracting the virus.
Here are five moves that can help keep you at home fit during the lockdown
BODY WEIGHT SQUATS
This is a great way to keep fit indoors during the lockdown. It can be carried out by following these simples steps
If your balance isn’t great, try getting up from a chair and slowly settle down. Carry out 10-12 of either of these in a row and then have a 1-2 minute rest. Repeat this exercise 3 times for maximum effect.
This an easy exercise that can be done indoors during the lockdown. It is perfect for working out your bum and straightening your legs. Follow these steps to carry it out
Repeat 8-12 times in a row, then have a 1-2 minute break. Try to repeat this exercise 3 times.
Press-ups are a great workout routine for upper body strength but aren’t recommended for older adults due to the stress they lay on the body. Wall press-ups are and easier alternative that could be tried instead. They can be carried out by following these simple instructions.
Try to do 6-10 reps, three times over, then take one or two minutes to recover in between reps.
This exercise is also known as arm slides. It can be carried out by following these simple instructions
Do this 8-12 times, 3 times over with a minute or two to rest in between.
These are great for finishing your workout sessions. You start by standing with your legs a shoulder-width apart and simply raise yourself into your tiptoes. Then, you simply lower yourself back down slowly
Perform these as a set of 5-10 calf circles each.
Now that you can’t go to the gym and you are on lockdown, these simple moves highlighted above can help you keep fit indoors. Be sure to stay healthy and stay safe during the lockdown.