Use It or Lose It: Exercises for Older Adults

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Submitted by Minnesota North... on Apr 24, 2023 - 5:40pm CDT

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As we age, physical activity helps us attain our goals, maintain our functioning, and promote comfort. The videos on this web page include strength, balance, and flexibility exercises, which can help prevent falls and hip fractures. In addition, routine exercise can help prevent heart disease, reduce arthritis pain, and improve mood, sleep and blood sugar control, in addition to many other health promoting effects. If you prefer not to follow a video, an instruction sheet (PDF) provides several daily exercises appropriate for older adults who can stand with minimal or no support.

Source: Dartmouth Health

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