Just a member of the 55+ plus touting the joys of exercise. 🏀
"All older adults can benefit from regular, moderate activity. Even people with medical conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, obesity and high blood pressure... The loss of strength and stamina attributed to aging is in part CAUSED by reduced physical activity." - Center for Disease Control
BENEFITS BREAKDOWN: * Physical Activity:
Helps maintain the ability to live independently and reduces the risk of falling and fracturing bones.
Reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, developing high blood pressure, colon cancer, and diabetes.
Can help reduce blood pressure in some people with hypertension.
Helps people with chronic, disabling conditions improve their stamina and muscle strength.
Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression and fosters improvements in mood and feelings of well-being.
Helps maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints.
Helps control joint swelling and pain associated with arthritis.
So let's all step it up and HAVE FUN staying active!
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MORE INFO: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, MS K-46 4770 Buford Highway, NE Atlanta, Georgia 30341-3724 1-888-CDC-4NRG or 1-888-232-4674 (Toll Free) http://www.cdc.gov
The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Box SG Suite 250 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004