Most people know that regular exercises provide many health benefits and can reduce stress, improve the mood, encourage independence and strengthen the physical condition in older adults. Regular physical activity is also associated with decreased mortality and can prevent many of the health problems that seem to come with age.
According to the CDC, if you’re 65 years of age or older, generally fit, and have no limiting health conditions, you can follow the recommendations listed below.
The National Institute on Aging also focuses on encouraging older adults to make exercises and physical activity a part of their daily life. Designed specifically for older adults, this workout can be done almost anywhere:
As a safety precaution, we recommend that you consult with a doctor first about the exercises and physical activities that are best for you. Your doctor can make recommendations based on your health history, tell you if there are any tests you might need and discuss any health conditions that can affect your ability to exercise.
Stay safe and active!