Exercise & Seniors

CHAPTER 11

  

Exercise & Seniors

Exercise has important benefits for seniors, including improved balance, strength and muscle mass. Balance is important in preventing falls, and overall conditioning helps seniors avoid weight gain, diabetes, and other related ailments. Seniors do not have to run marathons to achieve these results. Thirty minutes of activity a day, which can be divided up into multiple 10 or 15 minute sessions, will help most seniors maintain or improve their health.

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CHAPTER 1

An Exercise Plan for You

Shape a plan that's right for your health and fitness level. Your plan should include activities you enjoy so you will be motivated to keep at it!
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CHAPTER 3

Exercise & Kids

Kids who exercise do better in school and have lower risk of obesity-related health complications. Give them opportunities to run and play.
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CHAPTER 8

Exercise & Pregnancy

Nearly every pregnancy can include exercise, with a few adjustments. Exercise helps the mother and her fetus stay strong and healthy.
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Exercise & Seniors

Regular exercise helps seniors improve balance and strength, and lowers their risk of many age-related illnesses.
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