An elder woman exercising at home

Home Workouts for Adults 60+

Here are a few simple exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home!
-Gloria Rivers

After your early morning devotions and conversations with the Lord, try these simple exercises known to enhance your mobility.
Total Workout: 20 minutes
Side stretches:
1. Begin by standing shoulder width apart.
2. Stretch your limbs by slowly reaching down sideways to your left and to your right.
3. Alternate 4 times on each side.
A demonstration of a man doing a side bend exercise
Breast strokes (Loosen your arms & shoulders):
1. Begin by standing shoulder width apart.
2. Slowly inhale and extend both arms forward (palms facing downward).
3. Slowly exhale and open you arms toward your sides, bringing both arms down.
4. Repeat as many times as you’re comfortable with.
Freestyle swim (Circulation, shoulders):
1. You may begin by sitting or standing.
2. Point both arms forward (palms facing down).
3. Reach up and bring each arm down, one at a time, alternating arms.
4. Repeat as often as you’re comfortable with.
An illustration of a man doing a shoulder exercise
Arm strength:
1. Slowly lifting any container or bottle filled with liquid can help build strength in your arms.
2. Alternate each arm.
3. Do this as many times as you’re comfortable with.
Heart and legs:
1. Walk in place while watching your favorite television programs.

Note: Inhaling and exhaling opens and clears your lungs. 
Did you know:
After a meal, sip a cup of warm water with lemon or a cup of tea (no sugar). Room temperature-warm water aids in digestion, burns fat from greasy food, and helps in losing weight.
Moderate walking for 20 minutes is walking one mile and burning approximately 120 calories; a 5-minute walk will burn 21 calories.
Now, go ahead and give it a try!

It gets even better if you listen to music, or a sermon, or talk radio.

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