Physical Activity

As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can prevent many of the health problems that seem to come with age. It also helps your muscles grow stronger so you can keep doing your day-to-day activities without becoming dependent on others.

Not doing any physical activity can be bad for you, no matter your age or health condition. Keep in mind, some physical activity is better than none at all. Your health benefits will also increase with the more physical activity that you do.

Move your body every day to feel better, enjoy life and stay independent. Being active gives you energy to climb stairs and do household chores. It will help you stay flexible so you can wash your hair and tie your shoes.

How much physical activity do older adults need?
http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/olderadults.html

Find simple exercises at: 
http://go4life.niapublications.org/