Exercise & Aging!
Why is it important to exercise as we get older?
Any kind of movement and physical activity can help us to age better and to have a better quality of life when we’re older.
You don’t have to go to a gym or run a marathon!
Just find some simple ways to add some movement to your day, like going for a brisk walk or by doing some light, basic exercises at home.
Just a few small changes to your daily routine can make a big difference to your overall health.
Exercise is important at every age, but it’s even more important as we get older.
Because it helps to keep out joints and our muscles flexible and strong.
It keeps our heart healthy.
It improves our balance which can prevent us from falling in our senior years.
And it helps to increase our bone density to help prevent osteoporosis.
You don’t have to lift heavy weights, but you do need to move your body every single day!
Don’t forget we also need to stretch our muscles too, to prevent them from becoming tight and shorter.
Take caution: You should always speak with your doctor first and get a full medical check-up before taking up any form of exercise. Your doctor will advise you on your limits and abilities as well as what you should avoid, especially if you have existing health problems or are taking medication.