Health Tip: Exercising for Seniors

Start slow and take it easy

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(HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise can help seniors stay active, independent and feeling better.

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute offers this advice:

  • If you haven't exercised regularly before, start slowly and gradually increase activity. Don't do anything too vigorous, at first.
  • Perform a variety of exercises. Walking is suggested, since there's a smaller risk of getting hurt.
  • Aim for 150 minutes of exercise per week. If you can't exercise that much, do what you can.
  • If you have any serious, chronic condition, talk to your doctor about what's safe for you.

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