Strength training for 60+ woman?

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    Strength training for 60+ woman?

    Hi guys!
    I would like to help my mother and I need some help.
    My mom is 62, overweight and haven't trained in forever. I really think she would benefit from a gentle caloric deficit with high protein intake and some resistance training to build muscle and lose fat. Can you recommend some beginner workout for this purpose? Something low impact which can not do any damage. Would light dumbbells or elastic bands be a good idea? What would you recommend for a 30min/day 5 days/week program?

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    Foundation Light
    The Foundation Light is a low impact 100% bodyweight based fitness program perfect for anyone with joint issues, recovering from an injury or is heavily overweight.
    and Vitality
    Great for seniors who may need to stay active to be healthy but cannot go outside.
    are the usual suspects for this task.

    Maybe Baseline and if you want to crank it up a notch after that, Foundation.
    Good luck getting your mom moving again.

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      #3
      Walking. Walking is the healthiest, least expensive, most beneficial thing she can do. She can go slow, she can stop if need be, but it creates a habit of doing SOMETHING and getting up and moving. walking for 20 minutes or 30 minutes a day will far outweight strength training, cardio, or other exercise at this time if she has little or no experience and hasn't done anything in forever.

      Walk with her. That will do amazing things.

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        #4
        I second walking, as long as she has good knees/hips. Otherwise, a stationary bike or swimming if she has access to a pool/sea. If none of that is an option, the suggested DB programmes might be a good choice as long as she knows (or you can show her) how to modify exercises she can't do.

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