As these winter days grow darker and colder, keeping your body in good physical shape gets harder and harder. A very popular New Year’s resolution for many people of all ages is becoming more physically fit. As our bodies age it is just as important to stay active as it was when we were younger, if not more so.

Why is exercise so important? There are many reasons but here are few:

And now comes the question of how to exercise as an older adult. First and foremost, you want to make sure that you’re being safe. Go through these steps and you should be in a good place to begin your physical activity regimen:

With safety concerns and clearance behind you, you are ready to get your physical activity plan in place. Some may believe there aren’t many exercise options for older adults, but that is a myth. There are a lot of great ways to get your body moving and work on endurance, strength, balance and flexibility! So where do you start?

What other ways do you stay active?


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