This Resistance Band Workout for Beginners is a perfect exercise for seniors and can help lower blood sugar. This 14 minute resistance band workout features 8 exercises in 40 second rounds with 20 seconds of rest between each round with no repeated exercises. It can be done seated or standing.
02:03 Lateral Step Outs
04:08 Single Leg Presses
06:22 Shoulder Lifts
07:25 Chest Press
08:36 Tricep Press Outs
10:41 Arm Lifts – Side and Front
11:50 Bicep Curls
These exercises for seniors over 60 include chair exercises that build muscle and increase strength.
Strength training is important to build muscle and increase bone density for seniors to prevent falls, the number cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults. Strength training also provides many benefits for individuals with prediabetes, including improved blood sugar control, enhanced insulin response, reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, weight management, and overall health improvements.
The American Diabetes Association also recommends strength training for people with type 2 diabetes to help with blood sugar control. Additionally, studies show that strength training is as effective as aerobic exercise at boosting how well the body uses insulin.
Strength workouts build muscle and help the body become more efficient at transporting glucose from the bloodstream to muscles. After exercising, muscles will continue to use glucose and blood sugar may be lower for several hours.
Aim for two strength sessions a week covering all muscle groups with at least two days of rest in between. For optimal health, this should accompany 150 minutes of cardiovascular exercise per week, such as walking.
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Disclaimer: This program is provided with your health and safety in mind, but every individual has their own limitations. It is crucial that you consult with your physician before beginning this or any other exercise program. This program is not a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, treatment or advice. By participating in this exercise program, you do so at your own risk. Please stop if you experience pain, dizziness, or shortness of breath.