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
While these may seem like good reasons to
slow down and take it easy as you age, they're actually even better
reasons to get moving. Exercise can energize your mood, relieve stress,
help you manage symptoms of illness and pain, and improve your overall
sense of well-being. In fact, exercise is the key to staying strong,
energetic, and healthy as you get older. And it can even be fun, too,
especially if you find like-minded people to exercise with.
No matter your age or your current physical
condition, you can benefit from exercise. Reaping the rewards of
exercise doesn’t have to involve strenuous workouts or trips to the gym.
It’s about adding more movement and activity to your life, even in
small ways. Whether you are generally healthy or are managing an
illness—even if you’re housebound—there are many easy ways to get your
body moving and improve your health and outlook.
Check out our Calendar of Events page for more information on Senior Centers in your area that often times, offer free fitness and other classes to engage your mind and body!
For more information please visit: www.helpguide.org
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