Exercise For Life – Why Keeping Seniors Active Enhances Their Lives

Exercise For Life

Exercise for Life is a concept for keeping seniors active, and enhancing and enriching their lives.

Exercise For LifeScientific research confirms that exercise is one of the most important factors in determining life expectancy. Studies show that no group in our population benefits more from exercise than seniors. Here are some proven facts about senior citizens, and what exercise can do for the life of your loved one.

  1. Lack of physical activity and poor diet are the second largest underlying cause of death in the US.
  2. Exercise improves mood and relieves depression.
  3. Regular exercise can help prevent or delay certain diseases, including cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
  4. Physical activity reduces the incidence of constipation.

All seniors should consult with their physician prior to undertaking new activities. Call your doctor and stop exercising if you exhibit any of the following: Chest pain, or pressure, trouble breathing or excessive shortness of breath, difficulty with balance.

Given the beneficial nature of exercise, we recommend a series of exercises that most seniors can handle. Also please feel free to read our other post topics.

Judy Horvath, CSA, Certified Senior Advisor, is the owner operator of Tender Heart Home Care. Tender Heart is headquartered in the Danville, San Ramon area and provides Seniors with in-home care. For further information, please call 925-838-4444, or email judyh@atenderheart.com.