Yes, yes and yes. Countless studies have proven that exercise is beneficial for your health and as we age, physical activity becomes even more important. Everybody, young and old, should aim to make regular exercise part of a daily routine. Not only is it good for your physique, but it improves mental health as well, which will help maintain your independence as you age.
Some of the myths that stop older people from exercising are:
Getting older should not scare you off from doing physical exercise. It is safe for most adults older than 65 years of age to exercise and this includes even patients who have chronic illnesses such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and arthritis. In fact, many of these conditions are improved with exercise, however, if you are unsure if exercise is safe for you or if you are currently inactive, rather speak to your doctor.
Silver Fit is an exercise and wellness programme specifically designed to keep older adults (60+) mobile, independent and strong. You are challenged through gentle exercise, in a safe and suitable group class format that is progressed and varied as needed for each individual. The classes are fun and social and we encourage people to work at their own pace and ability. Silver Fit is helping a generation defy the odds, shatter stereotypes and live out their golden years actively.
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Exercise and seniors