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Healthy Aging Month part 2 -Physical Fitness: Tips For Getting Started

healthyaging2Healthy Aging® And Physical Fitness: Tips For Getting Started.

What’s good for the body is good for the spirit as well.

As people grow older, it is very important to keep motivated, to say to yourself,
I can do it.”

Regular exercise is even more important for seniors than other age groups since the risk of disease and lost mobility is greater and the positive effects are realized more quickly. But, as we all know, the hardest part is getting started. . .

Tips for getting started:

  1. Look for daily opportunities to exercise in work and play. Force yourself to walk by parking your car several parking aisles away from the store or your office entrance and walk briskly!
  2. Choose an exercise you like and stick with it.
  3. Use the buddy system. Arrange to have a friend meet you – It’s harder to say no to exercise when you exercise with a friend.
  4. Walk, swim, climb, bicycle, dance, fish!
  5. Join a walking group or visit your local Y, recreation center, park, church, or senior center.

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3 Responses to Healthy Aging Month part 2 -Physical Fitness: Tips For Getting Started
  1. James Morosky
    September 13, 2009 | 10:34 pm

    Like the post, Dr. Heins. Short and sweet. Hope it’s not too late to make a suggestion for the next post since it’s about how much exercise to do to stay healthy maybe include how much could be too much. I know a lot of older adults that do a lot of work which may put them at risk for injury.

    • Dr Jon P Heins
      September 13, 2009 | 11:03 pm

      Thanks James for taking the time to comment on this post and as for your suggestion regarding tomorrow’s post. I will be posting the Key guidelines for the following groups : Children and Adolescents, Adults, Older adults, Women during pregnancy, Adults with disabilities, and People with chronic medical conditions. Hope you enjoy it too.

  2. Dr Jon P Heins wrote an interesting post today on Belvidere Chiropractic Center|Events: Healthy Aging Month Here is a quick excerpt

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