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8 Great "Whys" Seniors Should Exercise

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Older people may become sick or disabled more often from not exercising, so staying active and exercising regularly can:

  1. Improve mood and relieve depression
  2. Help prevent or delay many diseases and disabilities, including some types of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes
  3. Improve health in the frail or those with diseases that accompany aging
  4. Increase strength—carry groceries, climb stairs
  5. Improve balance—prevent falls
  6. Restore flexibility—speed recovery from injury
  7. Build endurance—walk farther, dance longer
  8. Improve quality of life

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Read More "Healthy Family 2009" Articles

Bringing in Baby / Protecting Toddlers and Teens / 6 "Bests" About Kids' Exercise / Practicing Healthy Adult Living / Assuring Healthy Aging / 8 Great "Whys" Seniors Should Exercise

Winter 2009 Issue: Volume 4 Number 1 Page 9