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Exercising Mistakes Seniors Should Avoid Making: List Curated by Leading Senior Living in India

August 14, 2021


Categories : Senior Living Tips


Exercising is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy in your golden years. However, if you are not exercising properly, you could be hurting your body. As one of the senior living communities in India offering facilities that encourage an active retirement life, we have curated a list of common workout mistakes. 

Whether you are already physically active or embarking on an exercise regimen, you should be mindful of the following mistakes:  

  • Skipping warm-ups: If you want to reduce injury and make your workouts more effective, you need to warm up your muscles before exercising. Many people skip the warm-up because they think it is not important. However, a short warm-up session prepares the joints and muscles for your exercises. A good warm-up should last for at least 5 to 10 minutes. Knee lifts, knee bends, and shoulder rolls are some common warm-up exercises that can get your body ready for the workout session. 
  • Improper posture: Regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But performing an exercise incorrectly can make the workout less effective. It can do more harm than good. If you are new to yoga or lifting weights, learn under the guidance of a  fitness trainer or a coach to ensure that you are doing the exercises correctly.
  • Overstraining: Many people think that the more they work out, the better it is for them. Well, it is not always the case. If you over-exercise, cortisol, the stress hormone secreted by the adrenal gland, increases in the body. Performing high-intensity exercise for over 1 hour a day can have a negative effect and lead to feelings of stress and depression. 
  • Sticking to the same old workout routine: It is good to be consistent when it comes to your approach towards your physical health. However, this does not mean doing the same activity every day. Doing the same workout every day can lead to burnout or even injury. Change your workout routine frequently to avoid a workout plateau. Changing your workout routine regularly helps your body to continuously adapt.
  • Not cooling down: Cooling down after a workout is as important as warming up.  When you exercise, your body temperature rises, and your heart rate elevates. Stopping suddenly after your workout could make you feel dizzy, sick, and light-headed. Stretching is a great way to cool down.  

Senior living in India: promoting positive and active ageing 

All our retirement homes are designed to help our residents lead a physically active life. We have fully equipped gyms and indoor games facilities so that our residents can find activities that meet their fitness levels and needs.To

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