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Senior Times - January 2018
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND EXERCISE
By: Glin Winsor, Walgreens
Exercise and physical activity are both nec- essary to maintain a healthy body and positive mental outlook through all stages of life. You must continue to move to the best of your abil- ity even as you age. There are untold benefits to physical activity.
Did you know?
• Insufficient physical activity is one of the ten leading risk factors for death in the world.
• Regular physical activity and exercise can help keep your heart strong. It lowers your risk for conditions like heart attack and stroke.
• Loss of stamina and energy as you age is in part caused by reduced physical activity.
• Regular physical activity and exercise can
help you build muscle strength and keep you energetic all day.
Every minute you walk extends your life by one half to two minutes!
• Walking is probably one of the most conve- nient ways you can incorporate exercise in your daily routine – all you need is a good pair of sneakers and you can take a walk outside at a park or indoors on a treadmill.
• Physical activity does not need to be strenu- ous to achieve health benefits.
• Health benefits can be achieved by activities as simple as stretching or carrying grocery bags.
Physical activity is ANY activity that gets your body moving – it could be activities such as gardening, walking the dog, raking leaves, etc. This is different from exercise because exercise is something that is planned and struc- tured such as brisk walking, jogging, lifting weights, tai chi, etc.
Physical activity and exercise, both, are body movements you perform that burn calo- ries. Think of physical activity as an umbrella term and exercise as a TYPE of physical activ- ity. If you have not been exercising for a while or if this is your first time exercising, you can start from mild physical activities and then head towards mild to moderate exercises.
Exercise can:
• Help you maintain and lose weight.
• It can improve your metabolism, which can
help you stay fit.
• Reduce fall risks and improve gait.
• It can improve your strength, balance, and
flexibility.
• Reduce risk and impact of many medical
conditions.
• Help manage and prevent diseases such as
diabetes, heart attacks, osteoporosis, etc.
Mental health benefits of exercising are:
• Improved sleep.
• It can help you fall asleep more quickly and
sleep more deeply.
• Improved mood.
• Endorphins released during exercising can
reduce feelings of sadness and depression. • Improved brain function.
• It can prevent memory loss.
• Reduced risk for dementia, depression and
can slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Some points we need to know before start- ing any type of physical activity....
Physician Consent
• Always be sure to speak with your doctor before starting to exercise.
• Ask if there are any specific activities you should avoid.
Start Slow
• If you have not exercised in a while, start with gentle routines.
• Do 10-minute increments, 2-3 times a day. • Do warm-up and cool-down stretches.
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