Actively Aging

Exercising as you get older

Please note: This article was published more than one year ago. The facts and conclusions presented may have since changed and may no longer be accurate. And "More information" links may no longer work. Questions about personal health should always be referred to a physician or other health care professional.

(HealthDayNews) -- Staying active as you age helps you remain healthy and feel better. But you need to exercise safely.

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons suggests these tips to prevent injury:

  • Wear the appropriate safety gear.
  • Warm-up before you exercise.
  • Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, even if you break this into briefer workout periods.
  • Never increase your program more than 10 percent a week.
  • Vary your fitness routine.
  • Stop exercising if you have pain or swelling.


Last Updated: