Research shows that people over the age of 65, more than any other age group, require adequate fitness levels to help them maintain independence, recover from illness and reduce their high risk of disease.
Physical activity has been shown to improve overall health, reduce the chance of chronic health conditions and reduce frailty. This means that staying active may help you live longer with a better quality of life.
Increasing physical activity can help:
- Reduce the risk of health issues, like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, bone and joint problems, heart disease and some cancers;
- Maintain a healthy weight;
- Reduce the risk of falls and injury;
- Give you more energy;
- Improve your sleep;
- Reduce stress and anxiety;
- Improve concentration;
- Improve your mental health.
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Please note: the information provided on this website is a guide only and is not intended to replace individual health care or advice. Please talk to a health professional before you start an exercise program.