Aging and the Benefits of Exercise

Aging and the Benefits of Exercise

Only about one quarter of the 85 plus populace of the United States is currently exercising at recommended levels. There are many substantial benefits to remaining physically active as you get older:

Cardiovascular

  • Improved cardiac function
  • Improved blood pressure
  • A lowered risk of congestive heart failure
  • Better lipid levels

Diabetes

  • Lowered incidences of diabetes
  • Better glycemic control
  • Better insulin sensitivity

Skeletal Health

  • A lower loss in bone density
  • A substantially lower fracture rate
  • Better functioning with osteoarthritis

Cancer Rates

  • Exercise can lower the risk of colon, breast, prostate and rectal cancer

Other Benefits

  • A lowered fall risk
  • Enhanced balance
  • Better sleep
  • Increasing cognitive functions as well as short-term memory
  • Helps lower the rate of depression
  • Substantially decreasing risk of obesity

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