Millions of older adults are now spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting shelter-in-place and social distancing orders. Unfortunately, that’s keeping many homebound seniors from getting to the gym for the regular exercise they need to keep their minds and bodies fit. As a result, many are seeking alternative ways to stay in shape while self-isolating. If you’re currently serving as an informal caregiver for an aging in place loved one, here are some low impact forms of exercise that can easily be done at home.

How Low Impact Exercise Benefits Seniors

Many people aged 60-and-above suffer from joint and muscle pain flareups, along with chronic health conditions like osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and cardiovascular disease, that limit their physical activity. As a result, it’s not a good idea for them to participate in high impact forms of exercise like weightlifting, running or aerobics.

On the other hand, studies have found that seniors who regularly participate in