December 3, 2011

If a drug existed that could improve your mood, help you lose weight, fight heart disease, increase energy levels AND  improve your
blood pressure, would you take it? This wonder remedy exists not as a pill or in liquid form. Instead, it comes in a number of options that could fit your lifestyle. This wonder drug is exercise.
We all know that exercise is good for us, but we might struggle with ways to include exercise into our daily routines, especially when
time, mobility, or other valuable commodities are limited. Some simple ideas include a daily walk with a friend or relative, playing with grandchildren or even some light stretching in the morning.
View the below articles for more helpful tips on getting moving:
This first one comes from the Lance Armstrong Foundation, and talks about “Easy Chair Exercises” that anybody can do:
Here is a link to the Senior Health guide produced by the National Institute of Health (NIH). Here you’ll find helpful articles and videos about exercise:
This article comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and focuses on Strength Training for Older Adults.
These articles provide great methods and suggestions for exercising, but ultimately it comes down to you! Just think, a little activity is the cheapest and most effective tool for increasing your quality of life.