Move More Resources

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Active living requires access to a safe space in a community to engage in physical activity on a daily basis.

Watertown has many walking and biking paths to utilize for outdoor activity including the Charles River pathways, going east and west. Check out the Waterfront Park and Braille Trail along Charles River Road, east of Watertown Square. Going west, the Charles River pathway extends into Newton and Waltham, offering additional scenic views to explore and enjoy. 

In addition, our partnership with Watertown's Bike and Pedestrian Committee and the Watertown Transportation Management Association, we promote safe cycling programs and offer education, resources, and free bike tune-ups at our annual bike event in the spring, and at the Farmers' Market in the summer. 

Tracking Resources

On-line Exercise Programs for Seniors

There are thousands of exercise programs online, and it can be overwhelming to pick safe and appropriate programs, especially for seniors, or those who are new to exercise. You need to make sure that the program you choose is taught by a professional fitness coach or physical therapist, and that it makes allowances for all skill levels. It may be preferable to choose a variety of short programs that concentrate on different muscle groups, rather than a single program which tries to cover everything

More Life Health is an excellent source for short programs taught by Mike, “Seniors Specialist Physiotherapist and Exercise Scientist.” You can pick and choose from his many programs, including Posture, Core Strengthening, Lower Back, Strength, Arms, and many more, or sign up for his free Exercise eBook for Seniors.

Another good source of exercises for seniors and beginners for seniors is Jenny McClendon MS PT. Jenny McClendon Fit Start for Seniors. Many of her exercise routines are set to music, and can be fun to do!