February 17, 2015
Health Tip: Exercising as a Senior
Here are answers to help you get moving
(HealthDay News) -- If you're a senior who is considering starting an exercise routine, you may have a number of questions.
The American Council on Exercise offers these answers to common questions:
- If you're wondering if it's too late for you to start exercising, it's not. You'll enjoy more health benefits if you're active.
- If you have any medical conditions, talk to your doctor about exercises that are safe for you.
- If you're looking for joint-friendly exercises, consider swimming or water aerobics, biking, elliptical machines or rowing. Talk to your doctor about walking and jogging for healthier bones.
- Start out slowly, for just five minutes a day. Gradually, work up to 30 minutes per day on most days of the week.
- Even if you're at a healthy body weight, you do need to exercise.
- If you're concerned about money, just start walking -- it's free and great for your health.