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Physical activity for older adults
It is important to plan some type of physical activity in your everyday routine. Senior citizens can reap the many benefits from physical activity, including weight control, lower blood pressure and osteoporosis prevention.
Physical activity does not have to be strenuous in order to provide health benefits. It may include walking, housecleaning and hobbies, such as gardening, woodworking and shopping. Weight training can help keep muscle mass from declining. Exercising in a warm water pool and Tai Chi might be soothing for those with arthritis or other joint problems. Even people who are not able to stand may benefit from exercising while seated.
Here are some tips to increase your physical activity:
Adults over the age of 65 years should consult a doctor about exercising. Health care professionals generally recommend that senior citizens get thirty minutes of light to moderate exercise five days a week, but personal health issues should be considered in determining the best form of exercise for each individual.