I would suggest hanging onto a chair and doing some leg movement and even if possible some exercise bands that might help you with arm strength. Walking is great exercise but I want you to be careful about stepping into holes or uneven pavement. Perhaps walking around the mall or walmart daily? One other possibility might be an aquafit class. Many gyms and senior centers offer this class and other ones to senior adults
Start slow. Do what feels good. In winter there are groups who walk the malls. If out of condition, the doctor will be able to assign the person to a rehab class especially if heart, lungs, knee or hip replacements. And most of all find a friend to do this. It is easier to do with a friend and harder to break the commitment.
The doctor is essential in case of outstanding health issues. No weekend warriors, right?
My local YMCA has classes set up for seniors. My insurance actually pays for it. You can do the exercises at your own pace. It's also good that you don't have to do them alone. We also have a local senior center that offers chair exercises. I agree that walking is always a good idea.
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