Regular exercise and physical activity can help to prevent disease, improve mental health, increase energy, reduce the risk of falling and much more. Here’s how!
Exercise improves overall immune function. Even light exercise for 30 minutes a day is beneficial.
Improved mental health and cognitive function
Exercise relieves stress by producing endorphins — those “feel good” hormones — and has also been shown to lower the risk of developing dementia.
Improved sleeping patterns
Exercise helps establish good sleeping patterns, which is especially important for older adults.
Decreased risk of falls
Exercise improves strength, agility and flexibility, which in turn will improve balance and coordination, reducing the risk of falls.
Strong social ties are important at any age. Turn exercise into a fun social activity by joining a group exercise class, walking group or even a gardening club.