How to Get and Stay Active

You’re not as young as you once were, and you’re still looking for an exercise routine that works. Or maybe you think you’re too old to bother.

Not so. It’s never too late in life to get started, according to Joan Pagano, author of 8 Weeks to a Younger Body.

The key may be to start small and work yourself up.

No-Gym Strength Exercises

Pagano recommends these four moves. You can do the whole routine in about 5 minutes.

Squat. Stand in front of a chair, arms forward at shoulder level. Inhale as you bend at the knees, and lower yourself as if you were going to sit down — just enough to touch the chair. Exhale and return to standing. Only go part of the way down if your knees are uncomfortable. Aim to do this move 10-15 times.