Regular exercise and physical activity are imperative to the physical and mental health of almost everyone, including older adults.
Being physically active can help you continue to do the things you enjoy and stay independent as you age. Regular physical activity over long periods of time can produce life time health benefits. That's why health experts say that older adults should be active every day to maintain their health.
In addition, exercise and physical activity can reduce the risk of developing some diseases and disabilities that develop as people grow older.
It also makes your bones stronger and keeps you mentally sharp. In some cases, exercise is an effective treatment for many chronic conditions. For example, studies show that people with arthritis, heart disease, or diabetes benefit from regular exercise. Exercise also helps people with high blood pressure, balance problems, or difficulty walking.