Hi. I’m Connie. As a serial “Grandmapreneur®”, I speak to retirees or soon-to-be retirees on the benefits of pursuing entrepreneurship in Retirement. This blog post will help you do senior-friendly exercises, which you will need as you consider starting a business.

5 Exercises Seniors Can Try

Staying active isn’t just a good habit as you go through your later years. It’s also vital for your health and independence. If you’re wondering where to begin, here are five senior-friendly exercises you can do:


senior-friendly exercise walking

How to do it 

  1. Wear comfortable shoes that offer good arch support.
  2. Start with a ten-minute walk around your neighborhood or local park. Gradually increase the duration as you become more comfortable.
  3. Keep your back straight, and swing your arms gently to increase calorie burn.


  • Boosts cardiovascular health
  • Enhances leg strength and stamina
  • Improves balance and coordination

Chair Yoga

senior-friendly exercise chair yoga

How to do it 

  1. Sit on a chair and place your feet flat on the ground.
  2. Raise your arms overhead, taking a deep breath in. Exhale as you lower your arms.
  3. Twist gently to each side, holding for a few breaths.
  4. Explore online tutorials or local classes for seniors to learn more poses.


  • Enhances flexibility
  • Strengthens core muscles
  • Reduces stress and improves mental clarity

Resistance Band Exercise

resistance band exercise

How to do it 

  1. Hold a resistance band with both hands, stretching it in front of you.
  2. Gently pull the band apart, then return to the starting position.
  3. Wrap the band around your foot and gently pull upward, working your leg muscles.
  4. Always maintain a slow, controlled motion to avoid injury.


  • Builds muscle strength
  • Improves bone density
  • Enhances joint flexibility

Leg Lifts

leg lifts

How to do it 

  1. Stand behind a chair, holding onto the back for support.
  2. Slowly raise one leg to the side, keeping it straight. Lower it down gently.
  3. Repeat with the other leg.
  4. Do this ten times on each side, gradually increasing repetitions as you gain strength.


  • Strengthens the thighs and hips
  • Improves balance
  • Helps maintain healthy knee joints

Seated Torso Twists

seated torso twists

How to do it 

  1. Sit on a chair with your feet flat on the ground.
  2. Place your hands on your shoulders or cross them over your chest.
  3. Gently twist your torso to the right, holding for a few seconds. Return to the center.
  4. Twist to the left and repeat.
  5. Make sure to control your movement and avoid jerking motions.


  • Engages the core muscles
  • Increases spinal flexibility
  • Supports good posture


Staying active is a commitment with a lot of health benefits. As you prioritize your well-being today, you’re painting a brighter future for yourself. So tie those shoelaces, warm up, and move to a life filled with energy and purpose. Happy exercising!

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As a serial “Grandmapreneur®”, Inukai speaks to retirees or soon-to-be retirees on the benefits of pursuing entrepreneurship in retirement.

Retired from teaching Technical Writing at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University for four decades, Connie Inukai became an award-winning inventor at the age of 68.

Author of "How I got My Product on QVC, The Today Show, The View, and More...In Retirement", she helps others generate free publicity for their products.

She is the creator of Write Your Selfie®, where she inspires people to write their life stories in a fun and easy-to-read format.

Featured in Entrepreneur magazine, “6 Reasons to Pursue Entrepreneurship in Retirement,” Connie encourages Baby Boomers to have an active retirement through business or social entrepreneurship.

Passion has No Expiration Date!

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