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  • Writer's pictureShirley M.

Exercise for Older Adults

Updated: Aug 17, 2018

It's never too late to start a physical activity routine to promote well-being and independence in your later years. Whether you're 37 or 73, The need for exercise does not decrease with age, contrary to what many adults believe and follow. In fact, physical activity has numerous benefits as one ages. These benefits include maintaining a healthy weight, improved cognition, improving stamina and balance while decreasing the risk for falls.

Engage in a variety of activity that improve your flexibility, strength and endurance. and cardiovascular and resistance exercise into your program to keep your heart, bones,brain and muscles strong.

Here are two exercises that you can do in around your home:

  • Walking- This is a great exercise to improve endurance. Walking regularly can improve the health of your heart and lungs. It can also delay or prevent diseases that many older adults experience. Examples of these diseases include heart disease and diabetes.

  • Pilates-This is a mind-body workout invaluable for improving flexibility, balance and strength. It's a gentle, yet a challenging exercise and anyone of any age can engage in. Pilates is particularly helpful for injury recovery, post rehab, osteoporosis and good posture. A regular Pilates routine can result in strong, deep abdominals, a strong and supportive back, lean muscles and an evenly conditioned body. If you're new to Pilates and wondering how to get started, call us and we'll be happy to get your started on a home routine.

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