Foundation Light ok for seniors?

dekikk96

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I have just stumbled onto Darebee and am very interested in starting a workout plan.
Would Foundation Light be ok for a senior? I am not overweight or cursed with any
chronic health problems. The only issue is long Covid!
Please comment or advise way to proceed.
Thank you!
D.Ikk dekikk96@post.com
 
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Should be fine. How senior is "senior"? You could also have a look at Fitness over 60. Basically, if you can do it without hurting yourself, then do it. You don't have to do things fast or exactly as they are shown. Many exercises can be modified - instead of classic push-ups, for example, do them on an incline, on knees, or against a wall.

TopNotch

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Ranger from Australia
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"Motivation is temporary. Discipline is forever."
Should be fine. How senior is "senior"? You could also have a look at Fitness over 60. Basically, if you can do it without hurting yourself, then do it. You don't have to do things fast or exactly as they are shown. Many exercises can be modified - instead of classic push-ups, for example, do them on an incline, on knees, or against a wall.
 
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Laura Rainbow Dragon

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"Striving to be the change."
The easiest program, which was designed specifically for seniors, is Vitality. But as TopNotch says, you can do any program that is safe for you personally to do, and this will be different for everybody. Vitality includes only standing exercises, because it can be difficult for many seniors to get up and down from the floor. Most of the other programs include some floorwork (including Foundation Light). But you can always modify an exericse, as TopNotch posted above. This page explaining Exercise Modifications may be helpful to you. You can also post questions here in the Help forum. Lots of people here have experience with modifying exercises and programs to suit their individual needs.
 

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I will introduce something outside of darebee.
Safe for seniors seems to be qigong (relative to tai chi ) as 8 pieces of brocade, shibashi and standing meditation, bellow some videos.


 

dekikk96

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Should be fine. How senior is "senior"? You could also have a look at Fitness over 60. Basically, if you can do it without hurting yourself, then do it. You don't have to do things fast or exactly as they are shown. Many exercises can be modified - instead of classic push-ups, for example, do them on an incline, on knees, or against a wall.
Thank you very much. I will start!
 

dekikk96

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The easiest program, which was designed specifically for seniors, is Vitality. But as TopNotch says, you can do any program that is safe for you personally to do, and this will be different for everybody. Vitality includes only standing exercises, because it can be difficult for many seniors to get up and down from the floor. Most of the other programs include some floorwork (including Foundation Light). But you can always modify an exericse, as TopNotch posted above. This page explaining Exercise Modifications may be helpful to you. You can also post questions here in the Help forum. Lots of people here have experience with modifying exercises and programs to suit their individual needs.
Thank you very much.
 
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