Exercise or resistance bands are an amazing fitness tool. They’re inexpensive, portable, and incredibly versatile.
When you extend an exercise band in any movement pattern, it’s not a perfect line, it’s never the exact same amount of tension, and it’s pulling you in a slightly different direction every time you do a rep. So, even though it’s generally a safe way to train, it also keeps your muscles and brain engaged since you’re constantly making little adaptations to what the band is doing.
Stretch bands great for both standing and seated exercises so you can easily modify moves to fit your needs. For example, if standing biceps curls don’t work for you, you can do them while sitting down in a chair. Or if you typically do seated exercises but are ready for a challenge, you can progress to standing up.
Ready to give it a try? Carolina SeniorCare offers a full range of exercises at the Day Center. Join us for stretch bands, dance, yoga, stretch and much more.
PACE is a comprehensive health care program for seniors who have health concerns and wish to remain in their home while receiving needed medical and supportive services. Their focus is on prevention, wellness and a commitment to enhance the quality of life of seniors and their families through care and support. For additional information, visit http://www.carolinaseniorcare.org or call 336-746-3500 for additional information.
Carolina SeniorCare PACE located at 802 East Center Street, Lexington, NC serves seniors in Davidson, Rowan, Davie and Iredell counties. Carolina SeniorCare is under the sponsorship of United Church Homes and Services (UCHS), a not-for-profit ministry offering senior housing and services for over 45 years, located in Newton, NC.
Excerpts from silverslippers.com