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Simple Exercises for People of All Ages

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Exercising is one of the best ways to feel strong and healthy. However, you don't need to run a marathon or hit the gym every day to feel fit and energized. There are many ways to stay active and incorporate physical activity into your life without pushing yourself too hard. Simple exercises for people of all ages can be done without much equipment at all.

Stretching is often overlooked when it comes to exercise, but it is a crucial part of the puzzle. It is a way to feel comfortable and help ease strain. By stretching several times each week, you can become more flexible and avoid injuring yourself. As with all activity, don't push yourself too far. Everyone has a different range of motion, especially when it comes to stretching.

Stretching is one of the best exercises for people of any age.Stretching is one of the best exercises for people of any age.

Packed with a number of benefits, walking is one of the simplest physical activities for people of any age. All that you need for walking is a comfortable and supportive pair of shoes. If you are just beginning, it is best to start off slow. Walk for 10 to 15 minutes at first at whatever pace feels right. Over time, you can speed up your pace and walk for longer periods of time.

Anyone from a young child who has just finished swimming lessons to someone who has been back stroking for years can benefit from swimming. Less weight-bearing than walking or running, swimming helps take the pressure and discomfort away from your joints and muscles. From water aerobics to treading water or simply just swimming, moving your body through the water is a great form of exercise. 

This article is not intended to provide medical advice. Be sure to consult with your physician before making any changes to your exercise routine.