Staying healthy and independent as we age can be a challenge. Taking care or our mental and physical health is an ongoing challenge. As we age regular physical activity becomes more important to prevent or delay many of the health that come with age.

It is recommended that older adults engage in moderate physical activities at least 30 minutes a day for 5 days each week. 2 or 3 days a weeks there should be some activity that strengthens muscles and 3 or 4 days each week some activity to improve balance.

Here are some suggestions for ways to stay healthy in older age.

Staying Active

Staying Active

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Weight Lifting for Older Adults

Weight Training for Older Adults

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Cross-Country Skiing

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Healthy Eating

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Aerobic Swimming


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Walk for health

Walk For Health

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Elements of Fitness

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Back Pain

Aches and Pains

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Healthy Fitness Exercise Options


You can choose to do something as simple as walking, you can take up one or more recreational sports, or ...
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