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Simple Ways to Stay Fit & Healthy

Posted by Twin Towers on June 26, 2018

Simple Ways to Stay Fit & HealthyStruggling to find a simple way to get started with an exercise routine? You aren’t alone. Getting started can sometimes be the hardest part, but these simple routines will help make health and fitness something you can focus on.

Our wellness specialists at The Connection at Twin Towers are expertly trained to develop workout routines for their members. Here are their suggestions for simple ways to get started!

Simple Exercises to Get You Started

On Land

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1. Chair Exercises

Yes, you can exercise from a chair! Chair exercises are low impact, easy to do anywhere and effective. Do them while watching television, playing a game on your tablet or scrapbooking. Add these 4 chair exercises into your daily routine, (Step-by-step instructions with pictures included)

2. Stretching

A daily stretch is good for everyone. Stretching helps improve balance and coordination, while reducing risk for muscle strains and injury. The key is knowing the right stretches to do and finding that “sweet spot” in each stretch. Don’t miss the 4 stretches everyone should be doing. (Step-by-step instructions with pictures included.)

Simple Ways to Stay Fit & Healthy Forearm Stretch3. Exercises for the Gardener 

Gardening is exercise and as any exercise it can be taxing on the body if not properly prepared for. Keep your body active year-round to stay ready for gardening and reduce your risk for injuries. 
Add these 4 exercises into your routine to keep you ready for your day in the yard.

4. Relaxation Breathing

Breathing for relaxation works to calm the nervous system, reduce anxiety and help you sleep better. Try these 3 breathing exercises today. (Step-by-step instructions included.)

In The Water

5. Aquatic YogaSimple Ways to Stay Fit & Healthy aquatic yoga

Aquatic yoga classes have doubled in recent years due to growing popularity. They’re fun, relaxing and the water provides great relief from pressure on the joints. Begin with these 4 aquatic yoga poses.(Step-by-step instructions with pictures included.)

6. Aquatic Pilates

If back pain or stiffness is an issue for you, aquatic pilates may be a great choice. It uses your abdominal core muscles to help alleviate lower back pain. It also focuses on strengthening and stretching muscles using the resistance of the water. See 3 examples of aquatic pilates movements here. (Step-by-step instructions with pictures included.)

Simple Ways to Stay Fit & Healthy triceps push down7. Water Resistance Strength Training

The pool keeps you cool and immediately adds resistance with the water, while still being easy on the joints. Through the use of pool noodles, paddles and buoys, you can build strength, stamina and balance. Get 4 exercises to do in the pool. (Step-by-step instructions with pictures included.)

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At the fitness & wellness center at Twin Towers, The Connection, you will find a variety of classes and equipment specifically designed for those aged 50+. The Aquatic Center includes a 75-foot heated pool, aquatic bikes, and a whirlpool.  The Connection is open to the community and memberships are available. For more information contact us online or give us a call at 513-853-2000.
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