Seniors exercise tips for a better and healthier life
What are the benefits of exercise for older adults?
Exercise is a very important part of almost everybody’s day-to-day health. This applies to seniors too. It is recommended that the elderly should participate in exercises as much as possible, as approved by the family doctor. There are many benefits to exercising as an older adult, including:
- Weight reduction
- Greater flexibility
- Improved strength and stability
- Decreased risk of serious falls
- Cardiovascular health and lower blood pressure
- Reduced anxiety and depression risk
- Improved sleep
- Added social connection
In addition, exercise is one of the controllable risk factors for dementia.