Variety is the key to exercising for seniors
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We know that physical activity is necessary to maintain good health in our later years, but less than a third of Americans meet the recommended levels of physical activity.
Heart disease, osteoporosis, depression and diabetes are common diseases among older adults and are often deadly. Fortunately, adopting a more active lifestyle can contribute to the prevention of these diseases, or reduce the unpleasant symptoms of these diseases if you already have them. If you are at risk for disease, exercise may be the key to warding off an unpleasant condition.
Variety is the key to finding suitable exercises for seniors. All ages, but especially seniors, should focus on a mix of strength and mobility exercises as well as balance and aerobic activities. However, it boils down to this - the best exercises for seniors are those they enjoy and can do regularly.
Since I was diagnosed at 50 with Type 2 diabetes I've been learning how to do bone-building fitness training which lowers my age. You can too. It's your choice. Walter