Don’t let age keep you from being fit and healthy! Exercise is important for people of all ages, but it’s especially important for our elders. Regular exercise can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. It can also help improve balance and flexibility, leading to fewer falls and injuries. Elders who exercise regularly tend to have more energy, better sleep, and a sharper mind.
So how can you get started? If you’re not used to exercising, start slow with chair exercises. Designed to be safe and easy, chair exercises can be done from the comfort of your own home. Chair exercises are a great way to introduce a workout routine to your daily life. Follow along with Jordin H., IHCRC Fitness Specialist, in the video below.
Once you’ve built up your strength and stamina, you can try more challenging exercises like biking, swimming, or joining our Running Strong Run Club! With a little effort, you’ll be on your way to a heathier, happier life!
Visit our fitness page to find a class that fits your lifestyle: www.ihcrc.org/fitness
Interested in joining our run club? Sign up here: www.ihcrc.org/running