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Sunrise Senior Living Blog

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4 Reasons To Exercise As You Age

Staying physically active is important for everyone, but it’s especially important for older people. Staying physically active is important for everyone, but it's especially important for older people.

There are so many benefits that come with exercise – between maintaining a healthy weight, strengthening your muscles and bones and reducing the impact of illness and chronic disease. Here are some other reasons for taking regular exercise:

1. It helps you maintain your independence
According to Age UK, exercise is one of the easiest and most effective ways to increase your chances of staying independent as you age. By staying physically active, you can improve the muscle strength in your arms, back, shoulders and chest. It also improves posture, coordination, and balance, which can significantly reduce your chance of experiencing falls.

"Speak to your GP about exercise that's appropriate for you."

If you haven't been exercising because you're concerned about your joints or another health issue, talk to your GP for advice about exercise that is appropriate for you.

2. It improves your mood
Regular physical activity is a great way to improve your mood and manage stress.

Exercising can improve your mood and boost your confidence! Exercising can improve your mood and boost your confidence!

Because being physically active can strengthen your body and help you maintain a healthy weight, it's bound to it may boost your self-confidence, too.

3. It can improve your sleep, too!
The NHS says that nearly one in every three people living in the UK lives with insomnia, and it's most common in older people.

Did you know that staying physically active can help improve your sleep? Helpguide – an American website dedicated to providing information on better mental health - says that exercising on a regular basis can help you fall asleep more quickly, and it can even put you in a deeper sleep on a consistent basis.

4. It can reduce your chance of developing chronic disease
By making it a habit to exercise on a regular basis, you can boost your immune system, strengthen your heart and even improve your digestion. Exercise may ultimately reduce your risk of developing conditions such as Alzheimer's, diabetes, obesity, heart disease and even certain cancers.

At Sunrise Senior Living, we provide at least five optional activities each day, including some that help are always inspiring our residents to stay physically active. For more information, contact us today.

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