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Celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala has worked with celebrities like Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone but she often shares fitness secrets with her followers on Instagram too! Recently, she recommended upper body exercises for the elderly.
So many people believe that the elderly should avoid exercising due to their age but the secret to staying healthy and avoiding age-related ailments is to make light workouts a regular part of life.
Taking to Instagram, Yasmin highlighted in her post the importance of working out regardless of one’s age, with the caption, “Do you ever feel like you’re too old to workout? I’m always asked, what’s a good age to start working out? Age is just a number!! You can workout at any age!”
This time around, Yasmin’s mom was her model! Speaking about the mother-daughter collaboration, the fitness expert said, “This week, my model is my mum and these exercises are all inspired by her. I hope they inspire your parents to do the same.”
Yasmin shared 5 exercises with her followers for helping the elderly build upper body strength:
This exercise is really good for rounded shoulders and Yasmin recommends 10 to 15 reps. You will require a TheraBand to do this movement, but if you don’t have one then just use two weighted balls or two water bottles for resistance.
Make sure that your back is straight and your elbows are tucked to your sides to avoid injuries.
This movement will strengthen and tone your arms. According to Yasmin, you should go for 10 to 15 reps to see the benefits. A TheraBand will be a useful tool for this movement, but you may use a water bottle as well.
In her Instagram post, Yasmin suggests doing 10 to 15 reps of this exercise to tone and strengthen your arms and shoulders.
Yasmin recommends keeping your bicep muscles tight and strong for 10 to 15 reps of this exercise.
Yasmin suggests doing 8 to 10 reps of this movement. It will help engage and tone your arms, upper back and shoulders.
Yasmin urged her fans to share these exercises with their loved one’s and encourage them to be active, irrespective of age. At the same time, she asked her followers to be cautious and consult with their physician if they experience pain or discomfort!