Senior Health & Fitness
Health and fitness can help keep the sparkle in those golden years. Take fitness, for example. Did you know that research shows that an exercise routine offers a wealth of health benefits as we age?
One study found that adults 75 years of age and older who exercised lived longer than older adults who didn't exercise. Another study discovered that older women who squeezed in resistance, or strength, training workouts each week improved their cognitive function.
It’s also well known that regular exercise can help to boost heart health, maintain a healthy body weight, keep joints flexible and healthy, and improve balance to reduce falls. There are many ways to move more as you age. Exercise actually comes in many forms, including activities that feel more like fun than hard work:
Get additional tips in this OU Medicine Chat with Keith Kleszynski. Kleszynski is Senior Program Development Specialist with the Oklahoma Health Aging Initiative, a program of the Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine.
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