It's never too late to start exercising, especially since regular physical activity is an important component in healthy aging.
Exercise at any age can improve the condition of certain diseases and, in some cases, even prevent them.
Get moving with these simple tips:
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator;
- Set a goal to walk 10,000 steps a day;
- Visit a health club at least twice per week;
- Establish a seasonal activity, such as gardening in the spring and raking leaves in the fall;
- Park at the end of a parking lot;
- Partner up with coworkers to encourage each other;
- Walk your dog or volunteer to walk dogs at an animal shelter;
- Turn the jump rope for the kids;
- Take a walk at lunch, and stretch at your desk; and
- Play Wii Fit.
More to explore
There are 1,440 minutes in every day...surely, you have time to schedule 30 of them for physical activity!
Medline Plus -A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine
WIN Network - Weight-control Information Network
Go4Life - National Institute on Aging
Here are a few online resources from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to learn more about exercise and physical fitness: