Seniors Get Intense
High intensity interval training (HIIT) exercise is not just for athletes! By now, you probably know HIIT is good exercise for just about anyone–including seniors.
Many fitness professionals working with older adults follow the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines, which recommend an emphasis on strength endurance using lighter weights. While this cautious approach is better than no exercise at all, research suggests that high-intensity exercise—specifically heavy resistance and power training—is safe for older adults and can greatly improve their functional strength for many activities of daily living.