Regular exercise can help seniors stay active, independent and feeling better.
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute offers this advice:
- If you haven’t exercised regularly before, start slowly and gradually increase activity. Don’t do anything too vigorous, at first.
- Perform a variety of exercises. Walking is suggested, since there’s a smaller risk of getting hurt.
- Aim for 150 minutes of exercise per week. If you can’t exercise that much, do what you can.
- If you have any serious, chronic condition, talk to your doctor about what’s safe for you.
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