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CONDITION - Exercise for older people
FACT - As you get older, it becomes even more important to remain active if you want to stay healthy and maintain your independence. - SOURCE NHS
Being active is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for everybody, particularly for staying healthy into old age. If you have an age-related health problem, you may be put off exercise. But staying active may actually be the key to maintaining your health and independence.
This tool does not provide medical advice It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Getting enough exercise has a whole host of benefits for your physical and mental health. Studies show that people over 65 who regularly exercise are healthier and less likely to develop serious long-term health conditions than those who don’t. Doing regular exercise can reduce your risk of developing:
high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke
type 2 diabetes
osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and back pain
some types of cancer, such as breast cancer and bowel cancer
Exercise can also improve the strength and tone of your muscles. This means you’re less likely to have an accident or a fall and injure yourself. As well as these benefits, regular exercise can help:
your ability to continue with everyday activities and be independent
your brain – how well it works and your memory
your sense of wellbeing and self-esteem
This tool does not provide medical advice It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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