A Senior’s Guide To Physical and Mental Fitness

Research has consistently shown that exercise is vital for older adults to not only feel better physically and lessen the risk of falls and other injuries but also that it helps improve mood and overall outlook on life.

Aerobic activity in conjunction with muscle-building exercises is recommended several times each week. Ideally, aerobic exercise should be performed five days a week, with strength-building exercises recommended at least twice weekly.

Sadly, only a small percentage, around one-third, of the older population follows these recommendations. By taking an active role in improving your health, you can prevent many health-related struggles that often accompany aging.

With COVID-19 having been proven to be most harmful to older adults than any other part of the population, it is more important now than ever before to make sure you are staying as healthy as possible.

Overall health before contracting COVID-19 plays a big role in recovery time and long-term effects from the virus. By increasing overall health, not only will you be able to participate in more activities with your family or friends, but you will also find it a great way to relieve stress and increase the hormones responsible for happiness and peace.

 

Senior Fitness Resources

 

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