Exercises for Seniors in Wheelchairs

471559134_xsOlder adults who are confined to wheelchairs don’t have to give up on exercise. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 150 minutes of exercise weekly for all adults. Traditionally, that recommendation has referred to 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise at least 5 days per week. The current statement, however, states that 10-minute bouts of exercise are sufficient for cardiovascular benefits and may be easier for a senior with limited mobility to achieve. Endurance training, strength training, flexibility and balance exercises can all be effectively executed from a wheelchair.

Read entire article here:  http://www.livestrong.com/article/112463-exercises-seniors-wheelchairs/

 

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