Research has shown time and time again that regular exercise is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This message has been picked up and popularized by almost every media outlet in the world today. You see it on television, hear it on the radio, and read it in the daily newspaper. What is not as well-known, however, is the fact that this is just as important to practice at age 65 as it is at age 25.
In an ongoing effort to improve public awareness on this issue, several groups have joined together to promote National Senior Health and Fitness Day. This event helps keep older adults healthy and fit by encouraging more active lifestyles. Fitness for older adults does not have to be physically demanding or complicated, and the benefits from these types of activities can be far-reaching.
There are several websites that can help you take the first steps in establishing a healthier lifestyle. The National Institute on Aging offers information on the psychological and physical benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention outlines several ways to incorporate exercise into your daily schedule.
And please remember, any change that promotes a healthier lifestyle is a good one.
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