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Exercise and physical activity are good for just about everyone, including older adults. No matter your health and physical abilities, you can gain a lot by staying active. In fact, in most cases you have more to lose by not being active.
Exercise and physical activity aren’t just good for your mind and body, it can help you stay active and mobile as you age! Regularly including all 4 types of exercise will give you a wide range of real-life benefits.
Exercise and physical activity fall into four basic categories—endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Doing them all will give you more benefits.
Research has shown that the benefits of exercise go beyond just physical well-being. Exercise helps support emotional and mental health. So, next time you’re feeling down, anxious, or stressed, try to get up and start moving!
Having a chronic condition doesn’t mean you have to rest all day. In fact, being active safely can improve some chronic diseases! Learn how to exercise safely.
Should I check with my doctor before starting—or changing—my exercise routine? Ask your doctor these 3 questions and get tips on how to exercise safely.
Did you know that certain exercises can help prevent falls in older people? Learn easy exercises you can do anywhere to improve your balance and prevent falls.