Benefits of Exercise for Older Adults

You may have heard that exercise is good for us and, as older adults, it may be one of the best things we can do! Approximately 60% of people 64yrs and older are considered sedentary; a sedentary lifestyle can effect the mind, the body and increase your risk for disease.
You've probably heard, but here's a reminder! Benefits of exercise may include:
- increased mental capacity
- increased strength, cardiovascular function, and flexibility
- enhanced immune system
- increased healing capacity
- improved posture
- increased balance and co-ordination ~ Falls Prevention!
and many more!
How can I ensure exercise becomes a part of my daily routine?
- find a work out buddy (they can help you be accountable!)
- play a sport (it's fun to be a part of a team!)
- exercise for a good cause (Support the Charity of your choice!)
- join a class (meet new people who are working towards the same goals!)

Whatever you choose, the important part is that you keep moving!
Ask yourself this question; Do I have a sedentary life because I'm older? Or do I feel old because I'm sedentary?

Rise UP! Be Healthy!

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