As you grow older, an active lifestyle is more important than ever. Regular exercise can help boost energy, maintain your independence, and manage symptoms of illness or pain. Senior exercise and fitness tips can even reverse some of the symptoms of aging. And not only is exercise good for your bodyóitís also good for your mind, mood, and memory.
Whether you are generally healthy or are managing an illness, there are plenty of ways to get more active, improve confidence, and boost your fitness.
Starting or maintaining a regular exercise routine can be a challenge as you get older. You may feel discouraged by illness, ongoing health problems, or concerns about injuries or falls.
Or, if you've never exercised before, you may not know where to begin. Or perhaps you think you're too old or frail, or that exercise is boring or simply not for you.
Importance of Staying Physically Fit
Have you heard exercise is important for older adults, but donít
know where to begin? Youíre not alone. Many seniors feel discouraged
by fitness barriers, such as chronic health conditions or concerns
about injury or falls. If youíve never exercised before, you may not
know where to begin. Or maybe an ongoing health problem or
disability is keeping you from getting active. Perhaps you think
youíre too old or frail.
The truth is that you canít afford not to get moving. Exercise is the key to staying strong, energetic, and healthy as you get older. No matter your age or your current physical condition, you can benefit from exercise. Reaping the rewards of exercise doesnít require strenuous workouts or trips to the gym. Itís about adding more movement and activity to your life, even in small ways. Whether you are generally healthy or are managing an illnessóeven if youíre houseboundóthere are many easy ways to get your body moving and improve your health.
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