Exercise helps you age better because it improves brain function, reduces mental depression, improves balance, reduces fall risk, and keep up your ability to perform your daily activities.
Here are a few tips to help you get started:
  • Find exercises that you enjoy and that are easy to do.
  • Start with a few minutes of exercise at a time and gradually increase the duration.
  • Incorporate a mix of cardio and strength training exercises.
  • Schedule regular workout times and try to stick to them as best as you can.
  • Workout at least 3 times a week, make sure to rest and recover.
In fact, taking a walk outdoors or doing chair yoga while following a video instructor are two free options open to everyone, both caregivers and seniors alike. Or it can be tabletop activities like puzzles and extra-large playing card games. Stacking and eye-hand coordination challenges are also beneficial. The idea is to move and stretch.