6 Exercises for Older Adults 

Maintaining muscle strength as you age is important for your health. This article includes seven body-weight exercises to incorporate into your daily routine. The exercises only require a wall, a chair, and space on the ground.  

  • Abdominal contractions: strengthens abdominals 
  • Wall pushups: strengthens chest muscles 
  • Pelvic tilts: stretch and strengthen lower back 
  • Shoulder blade squeezes: strengthen upper back 
  • Toe taps: strengthens lower legs 
  • Heel raises strengthen calf muscles 
  • Knee Lifts: strengthen thigh muscles 

Click on the link below for a detailed description and a short demonstration of each exercise.  


Exercise Plan for Seniors. (n.d.).  Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/everyday-fitness/senior-workouts#stretches