Regular physical activity is important at any age. Exercising even for a few minutes a day can prevent or diminish many of the health problems that intensify with age, including joint pain, stiffness and swelling from arthritis. Gentle exercise enables us to remain as healthy and engaged in a meaningful life as possible. As we age, our muscles weaken; our bones weaken; our cardiovascular and circulatory systems are not as efficient; our balance lessens; our eyesight worsens. All our systems begin to decline. As you grow older, an active lifestyle becomes more important than ever to your health.
Getting moving can help boost your energy, maintain your independence allowing you to stay within your own home, protect your heart, and manage symptoms of illness or pain as well as your weight. And regular exercise is also good for your mind, mood, and memory.
No matter your age or your current physical condition, the Strength2Strength program will show you simple, enjoyable ways to become more active and improve your health and outlook.