Seniors and Benefits of Staying Active

Published On: May 24, 2024

Regular exercise is essential for maintaining overall health, especially for seniors. Studies show that it enhances memory, thinking skills, flexibility, strength, and balance—crucial factors for maintaining independence. There are numerous ways for seniors to boost their fitness levels, and local experts are here to help.

Before starting any new fitness routine, it’s important for seniors to consult their physician to ensure they’re ready for physical activity. Once cleared by a doctor, incorporating both resistance training and cardio into a routine is beneficial. Resistance training helps build muscle and maintain bone health and is easier on joints than traditional weightlifting.

Resistance training involves isolated, functional movements with added resistance, which helps retain and increase muscle mass. For personalized guidance, consider consulting a certified fitness trainer who can tailor a program to your needs. Meeting with a fitness trainer before starting any routine is highly recommended. Trainers can provide personalized advice and recommend suitable classes, ensuring a safe and effective approach to fitness.

Regardless of the chosen fitness routine, it’s important to remember that it’s never too late to start. Begin with gentle activities and gradually increase the intensity as you build strength and confidence. Staying active is key to improving health and quality of life at any age.

Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or a beginner, we’re dedicated to supporting you on your path to improved health. Contact us for some free tips at or 520-795-6960. Remember, everyone needs a coach. I’m Sandy McCaslin, a Rotarian, Tucson resident, and General Manager of the Tucson Racquet and Fitness Club, dedicated to bringing wellness to our surrounding communities.