Safety Tips on Exercising for Seniors

Exercise and physical activity can help us live longer and healthier lives.

Many studies have been done to confirm that physical fitness can reduce the risk and the severity of many health conditions that affect our vitality as we age like high cholesterol, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, anxiety, depression, and more. Staying physically fit and active can also keep our brains sharp and can delay the onset of memory loss.

Millions of seniors have gotten the message and taken up programs to improve their fitness levels and deliver impressive benefits that range from reduced aches and pains to improved stamina, balance, and strength. The National Institute on Aging of the National Institute of Health (NIH) recommends four types of exercise for seniors: aerobic conditioning, strength training, stretching exercises, and balance exercises. Safety exercise for seniors starts with visiting your doctor and discussing any health symptoms or issues before engaging in physical activities.

Click here to get the “top ten list” for senior exercises.