Senior Exercise and Fitness Tips
No matter your age, it’s never too late to get fit. These easy tips will help you get started safely and make it fun. What are the benefits of exercise for older adults? There are many reasons why we tend to slow down and become more sedentary with age. It may be due to health problems, weight or pain issues, or worries about falling. Or perhaps you think that exercising simply isn’t for you. A recent Swedish study found that physical activity was the number one contributor to longevity, adding extra years to your life—even if you don’t start exercising until your senior years. Getting moving can help boost your energy, maintain your independence, protect your heart, and manage symptoms of illness or pain as well as your weight. Physical health benefits Helps you maintain or lose weight. Reduces the impact of illness and chronic disease. Enhances mobility, flexibility, and balance. Mental health benefits Improves sleep. Boosts mood and self-confidence. Does amazing things for the brain.
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