Why be in motion?
If exercise could be packaged into a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation.
- Robert N. Butler, M.D., Former Director, National Institute on Aging
The greatest health risk for older adults is being sedentary. Unfortunately, a high majority of older adults are inactive. Physical activity plays an important role in your health, well-being and quality of life. Regular physical activity maintains strength and flexibility, balance and coordination, and can help reduce the risk of falls. In short, physical activity helps prolong good physical and mental health and independence.
Benefits of Being Physically Active:
- Continued independent living in later life.
- Better physical and mental health.
- Improved quality of life.
- Move with fewer aches and pains.
- Increased flexibility.
- Better posture and balance.
- Improved self esteem.
- Weight maintenance
- Stronger muscles and bones.
- Improved relaxation and reduced stress.
- Feel more energetic.
- Improved sleep.
- Reduced risk of falls and injuries.