May 30 is Senior Health & Fitness Day
When it comes to keeping strong and fit, age needn’t be a barrier.
Physically active older adults live longer with lower rates of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, cognitive decline, and osteoporosis. If that’s not enough incentive, they also enjoy more independence, balance, flexibility, cognitive function and improved self-esteem.
In order to reap these benefits, people over the age of 65 need at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous- physical activity per week according to Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines.
Check out ParticipACTION's article about the six ways seniors can improve their physical fitness.
Be sure to download their Physical Activity Toolkit for Older Adults which provides additional information on physical activity for seniors.