The notion that exercise is good for you has been around for decades, but until recently older adults have been left out of the picture. Studies now show that staying physically active and exercising regularly later in life can help prevent or delay many diseases and disabilities that accompany aging. Joining us today for Martha Jefferson Healthwise is physical therapist Anne Knox to talk about staying physically fit as an older adult.
What are some specific benefits of older adults exercising regularly?
What exercise options are available for older adults?
What are some ways an older adult can jump start an exercise routine? And how can younger family members and friends help?