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The More You Move, The More You Live

Working out is not just for younger athletes

senior taking a stroll with a walker

Just 10 minutes a day will help improve your health and well-being

Everyone should exercise. Regularly. Everyone.

Of course, it’s simpler to say that than do it. Isn’t it? But as we age, regular exercise becomes more crucial to our daily wellbeing. Have you ever heard the phrase “motion is the lotion”? It refers to the benefits of a less-sedentary life. Movement is key to muscle tone, joint health, general fitness, and even brain health. Our bodies were meant to move. So lets get out there and do just that!

Some Exercises to Consider

  • Exercises like walking, yoga and tai chi – help with balance, coordination and muscle tone, making falls less likely.
  • Aerobic exercises like briskly walking, swimming, and biking – improves cardiovascular health, making heart attacks and strokes less likely.
  • Weight-bearing exercises such as weight training – not only builds muscle to help prevent falls, but help maintain healthy bone density and stave off osteoporosis, the cause of brittle bones. That means broken bones are less likely.

If we exercise, we can stay healthy. And if we’re healthy, we’re on less medication. And that’s always a worthy goal.

Vitamin D and Calcium

Older adults often have lower levels of Calcium and Vitamin D than recommended. You can take supplements or eat foods rich in these nutrients, like salmon, sardines, soybeans, and dark green vegetables like spinach, kale and okra.

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