Should Seniors Exercise?

It is never too late to reap the health benefits of activity.

It is never too late to reap the health benefits of activity. The below citation from the National Strength and Conditioning Associations exercise guide for seniors pretty well sums it up.

--The value of exercise is a fact. "The evidence...to our individual and collective well-being is so widespread that serious challenge to it is simply untenable. With the passage of time, the health benefits are magnified. Steve Blair's*...paper showed that the older we become, the more crucial physical conditioning becomes to our survival. Exercise for the young is an option, exercise for the old is imperative." (Walter Bortz, MD, author of "Dare to be 100.")

*Dr. Blair is Director of Research at The Cooper Institute.

Make your activities of daily living much easier thorugh stregth, cardio, flexibility and balance training. These will lead to an improvement in body composition, helping you to look and feel the best you can. A personal trainer can help you through this process, especially if you have been sedentary for along time. Be amazing!

Stephen Stern


Owner and Principal Trainer

Common Sense Fitness


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thomas January 30, 2013 at 06:29 PM
seniors should be pounding to the beat of the bible instead they have become casino and mcdonald s twits


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