As a senior, the range of physical activities you can do is pretty limited. However, walking always remains to be one of the best exercises you can do. That is why if you want to stay active and healthy, here’s the best walking program for seniors you can follow:
Start by aiming to walk for at least 5 days a week. Start by taking a slow-paced walk for five minutes as warm up then slowly transition to brisk walking for five minutes straight. Then, slow down and let your body cool down. During your first few weeks, we highly suggest sticking to a pace that’s comfortable for you. Aim for a walking speed of around 3-4 miles per hour.
As you progress, add about two minutes to your walking session. By the 12th week, you should be able to take on 30 minutes of brisk walking without any major issues. You can then increase your walking time from 30 up to 60 minutes.
Aside from this walking program, we also recommend adding strength training and some aerobic exercises to your routine.