10 Ways Elders Can Get Active This Spring
Created on April 28 2014 by
Exercise is good for us. We hear this all the time. But how can you effectively exercise as you get older? Is it safe? The truth is, it is never too late to start exercising, and the benefits will help you in every way possible as you age. Exercise has been shown to help maintain bone mass, reduce blood pressure, alleviate symptoms of arthritis, and improve immune and digestive functioning. People who are active may also have improved posture, balance and flexibility. Increased activity levels during the day can help people fall asleep faster and more deeply. As though these benefits were not enough, endorphins produced when exercising can also reduce feelings of sadness or depression. So how can you get started?