Harvard Health Letter

Easy ways to exercise at home

Exercising at home can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life and stop the decline in muscle mass that happens with aging. One should get the okay to exercise from a doctor first, and then see a physical therapist to develop a plan that includes aerobic exercise and strength training. Ideas for aerobic exercises include going up and down stairs, dancing, marching in place, walking on a treadmill, or walking at a brisk pace inside a house. Strength training ideas include working with resistance bands, doing chair yoga, or using small weights.
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