The importance of having a proper stretching routine cannot be overstated. Stretching effectively is not about doing a few leg swings and torso twists and calling it a day.
Becoming more flexible and limber requires a more methodical approach. In this article, we’ll look at how to structure a stretching routine that most seniors can do from their armchair.
For some seniors, standing may be an issue. In cases like these, stretches can be modified so that they can be performed while seated. You can stretches such as trunk twists, neck rolls, wrist rolls, hamstring stretches, etc. even if you’re seated.
By taking all these factors into account beforehand, you’ll be able to tailor a stretching routine that is just right for you. Do speak to your doctor about the stretches that you plan on doing and he or she will be able to advise you on what you should and should not do.
Once you have a stretching routine in place, you can use it to help you going forward and perform this on a regular basis. After that, you may wish to create a new routine with new moves to add some variety and challenge in your stretching sessions. Just remember to plan well before you get started… and once you have the plan, do work it.