Exercise is an essential part of healthy aging. Research shows that when older adults incorporate exercises that focus on balance, strength, endurance and flexibility, energy levels and independence are significantly improved.
Exercises to improve balance help you react to your environment so you can reduce your risk of falling on slippery sidewalks or getting out the shower.
Exercises against gravity or that use resistance can improve strength, allowing you to carry grocery bags or move items around the house.
Activities that help to build up the heart and lungs boost endurance, giving you more energy for going for walks or playing with your grandkids.
Stretching builds flexibility and improves strength, enabling you to continue to comb your hair or bend down to tie your shoelaces.