Many of us remember watching Participaction commercials on the TV with short tips on how to get moving and be healthy. We recently visited the Participaction website and found some wonderful articles on fitness. This article has some great tips for seniors AND includes a free download for a Physical Activity Toolkit For Seniors!
6 Ways Seniors Can Improve Their Physical Fitness
When it comes to keeping strong and fit, age needn’t be a barrier.
Physically active older adults live longer with lower rates of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, cognitive decline, and osteoporosis. If that’s not enough incentive, they also enjoy more independence, balance, flexibility, cognitive function and improved self-esteem.
In order to reap these benefits, people over the age of 65 need at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous- physical activity per week according to Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines.
Looking for ways to incorporate more heart-pumping activity into your week? Here are some tips to keep you moving:
This information is from the PARTICIPACTION website…click here to read more articles!