Healthy and physically active people enjoy a better life in their later years. They are able to maintain higher levels of independence and have overall increased levels of wellbeing.
Regular exercising benefits not only your body, but also your mind. It helps in managing your weight, blood pressure, bone density and importantly your risk of falling, to name a few.
Physical activity itself encompasses a broad spectrum of exercise: walking, sitting to standing, marching on the spot to chair/bed based leg and arm exercises.
Everyone is different, so it’s important to be mindful of what you feel you are capable of. It only takes a few minutes of exercise a day to begin improving your health and fitness.
Just remember to take care and don’t overdo it. A great way to manage this is by setting yourself specific goals that you want to achieve in a certain time; but be realistic. It might be as simple as walking from your room to the dining room for two laps instead of one in the next month. You won’t regret making the change!