Senior Health & Fitness Day

senior males and females stretching in a yoga room on yoga mats.

Staying fit and mobile plays a large role in senior health. As we age, it’s not always easy to maintain fitness levels.

Older adults across the country are increasing their physical activity in new ways.

Some of the benefits from staying fit as a senior includes a reduced risk of heart disease, improved stamina and muscle strength, and a lowered chance of falling and fracturing bones.

Engaging in physical activity can foster improvements in mood and a sense of well-being.

Some studies show that practicing Tai Chi significantly reduces the risk of falls among older adults by nearly 50%. There are also more simple methods in staying fit such as walking, yoga and even water aerobics.

With a combination of good exercise, healthy eating habits and routine health screenings, older adults are minimizing their risk for illness and improving their overall health. We wish you a Happy Senior Health & Fitness Day!