Studies have shown that maintaining regular physical activity can help prevent many common diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. Exercise will help your immune system as well. Don’t try to overdo. Walking is a great way to start your exercise program.
Improved Mental Health
Exercising produces endorphins that help you feel good. It’s a great stress reliever which in turn, helps promote better mental health. Exercising will also help you sleep better at night. Sleep is very important to good mental health. Many of us do not get enough sleep.
Decreased Risks of Falls
As we age, balance and body strength become compromised. Exercise will help you in both areas. Always take your time and wear proper shoes. Flip flops are not good shoes. There are great balance exercises that work on specific muscle groups so balance is en- hanced. Visit the Alzheimers Coachella Valley’s website and watch Krissy’s videos for some great low-impact chair (or standing) exercises. Cvalzheimers.org
Whether you are just walking with a friend or spouse, or exercising with a group of people, you will be engaging others and improving your social skills. Just being with other people who are also interested in their well-being will help keep you engaged.
Improved Cognitive Function
Regular physical activity helps lower the risk of dementia. Keeping the circulation and breathing up helps ensure good oxygen flow to the brain. Combine that with the benefits of social engagement and you’ve got a winning combination. Enjoy your new-found way to pass the time. It’s a win, win!
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