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Over 60? Here Are 5 of the Best Exercises You Can Possibly Do

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Just as strength training is  the single best exercise you can do after turning 50 , I can tell you that the same goes for your 60s. Don't just take it from me, though. Take from some trainers who are over 60 themselves. "Many individuals over the age of 60 forget about lifting weights—or think that they can't build muscle as they age—but that's just not true,"  Valerie Hurst , 61, an FAI-Certified Trainer & Certified Brain Health Trainer, explained to us at ETNT Mind+Body . "By strength training at least two days per week to your exercise routine, you can avoid loss of muscle, and thus stay independent longer by maintaining your strength and balance." She's correct. And as you enter your 60s, you'll find that a new vocabulary starts to emerge when you talk about exercise. Words like "speed" and "huge gains" start to disappear, while words like "mobility" and "stability"—basic functions you need for