Cardiovascular Exercise for the Elderly.
Overweight and a lack of exercise put a strain on the heart and lungs. Both of these are relevant to people over the age of 70 because many of them tend to sit back, eat more, and indulge in table games or, like me, on the computer.
Sitting for long periods of time is extremely unhealthy, and one day a voice inside me told me to join a gym. This was completely unexpected, and obeying that voice was the best thing I could have done.
Because of my reincarnation memories and connection to the Universal Spirit, the true God, that voice inside is well-known to me. It has given me a job, which is why I spend so much time on the computer. Aside from housework, the only form of exercise in the last 30 years or so has been garden maintenance and walks.
Now that the command had been received, I was welcomed with open arms by a local women’s gym. Aside from a fortnightly fee of $38, which is well within the means of a pensioner, there are PT classes available, including one for heart health. It takes place twice a week and is generally very enjoyable.
The exercises are simple and last 45 minutes, involving small weights, steps, and ball movements like throwing and catching. There are also some square dancing movements that help with balance. Muscle stretching and flexing is now part of my daily routine.
On other days, the gym has a variety of exercise equipment available for those who want to work out. Although many people use walking and rowing machines, I prefer the bike. Other equipment allows for neck, back, and leg muscle stretching, which I also find useful.