Basic Exercises to Help Seniors Improve Strength and Balance

As you age, it’s important to exercise regularly in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. According to fitness.gov, only 35 – 44% of adults 75 years or older are physically active, and 28-34% of adults ages 65-74 are physically active. Whether you’re well into your golden years, a baby boomer or younger, studies show regular exercise can lower your risk of heart disease, some cancers, diabetes and dementia. It also helps improve your mood, energy level and overall well-being. The goal is to reduce your risk of falls and injuries, so you can stay healthy and independent. Below are four basic exercises courtesy of kaiserpermanente.org to get you started on the right path.

Infographic courtesy of kaiserpermanente.org
Infographic courtesy of kaiserpermanente.org

 

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