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4 exercises people over 50 should avoid – Times of India, The Times of India

4 exercises people over 50 should avoid – Times of India, The Times of India


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02/ 6Deadlifting

Deadlifting is a difficult exercise that engages most of the muscles of your body. With old age you get more prone to joint pain and aches and doing this complex exercise incorrectly can put you at the risk of getting injured and you may also suffer from back pain. The older you get, your muscles become loose and it is hard to keep the form perfect. A single mistake while performing deadlifts can lead to a slipped disc or spinal injury.

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03/ 6Intense cardio

Undoubtedly, cardio is an excellent exercise for your heart. But as you age, your heart muscles become weak and your arteries narrow. Performing an intense cardio exercise can strain your heart muscles and lead to the production of stress hormones called cortisol. Excess of stress hormones will make you gain weight. Stick to a shorter workout and take a break between exercises.

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04/ 6Behind the neck lat pulldowns

This exercise should be avoided by everyone if they do not know the right form. Pulling weights behind your back can lead to severe neck pain and can stress your neck muscles. This exercise can also compress your neck arteries, which can lead to dizziness.

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05 (/ 6)Leg press

Loading too much weight to your leg press can injure your knees and muscles surrounding it. In case you are already suffering from joints related issues or have herniated disc, then avoid this exercise at all costs.

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06/ 6The right kind of exercise

Incorporate balance training into your daily routine. Practicing balancing will prevent you from falling. Low-impact exercises, with less jumping like running, walking, jogging, cycling is better for you. A lot of people in their older age also suffer from breathing problems, for that, you must also do some breathing exercises.

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