Anne Reeves, Owner of Elder Care Resources (www.youreldercareresources.com) and Lake George Assisted Living (www.lifeatlakegeorge.com)
The first article, titled “Top 10 Reasons Exercise Is Important for Senior Health” bit.ly/ 2qOyEjz is written by Morgan Garrett, a Staff Writer at NIFS (National Institute for Fitness and Sport) and published by NIFS (www.nifs.org). This article highlights 10 reasons that clearly explain how exercise improves life for older adults. Exercise in many different forms helps an older adult life a better life by improving overall quality of life and helping reduce risks of Cancer, Heart Disease, Dementia, Depression, Diabetes, and more.
The second article is titled “Exercise and Fitness as You Age” bit.ly/2rtBzAR It’s written by Lawrence Robinson, Melinda Smith, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, PhD (To learn more about the writers bit.ly/2rtHYw5). The article is published by and made available by HelpGuide.org (www.helpguide.org).
The article provides …
- Clear benefits of exercise and how to overcome obstacles to getting active
- 6 Myths & Facts about activity and aging
- Exercise Alternatives – if you simply HATE exercising
- Outlined steps so you can build a balanced exercise plan
- Tips for starting an exercise plan safely
- Motivational Tips, Lifestyle Tips for when the unexpected happens, and more!
Drawing on these 2 articles and my professional experience spanning two decades, I have listed 3 tips I would highly recommend to older adults who are interested in incorporating exercise into their daily lives:
- Get Medical Clearance – By checking in with your doctor before you start you will know which forms of exercise are safe and which ones to avoid.
- Start Slow & Build Up Steadily – By starting slow you will have an opportunity to exercise in a way that allows you to be in charge and take on more in a more balanced way that’s right for you.
- Get Support – When you work out with a friend or family member you will have an opportunity to motivate and encourage one another. It’s also great to have someone who is counting on you to be present with them.
It’s been proven exercise becomes more important to your overall health as you age. There are so many different options to choose from, which make it easy to select ones you enjoy and incorporate them into your daily lifestyle. It also enables you to take more control of your life and be able to do different things you like. Lastly, exercise allows you to live an overall more fulfilling and healthier life.
My name is Anne Reeves. I’m the owner of Elder Care Resources and Lake George Assisted Living in Columbia, Missouri. I have 25 years helping older adults and their families choosing what care services and living options are best for their needs. I believe in being an advocate for my clients and helping ensure they are living their best lives. Feel free to reach out or connect with me at firstname.lastname@example.org