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.

Asian older woman performing balancing exercises

Balance

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.

Older man exercising with dumbbells

Strength

Exercises against gravity or that use resistance can improve strength, allowing you to carry grocery bags or move items around the house.

Elderly grandmother playing with granddaughter

Endurance

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.

Older Muslim woman performing stretch exercises

Flexibility

Stretching builds flexibility and improves strength, enabling you to continue to comb your hair or bend down to tie your shoelaces.

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