5 Myths About Exercise in Older Adults

5 Myths About Exercise in Older Adults
  • Myth 1: There is no point to exercising. I’m too old anyway.

    Fact: Exercise and strength training helps you feel and look younger and stay active longer. It lowers your risk of many conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, and obesity.

  • Myth 2: Older adults should save their strength and rest.

    Fact: Research shows that a sedentary lifestyle is unhealthy at any age. Inactivity causes a loss of the ability to do things on your own and can lead to more trips to the doctor and hospital and increase your use of medicines.

  • Myth 3: Exercise increases my risk of falling.

    Fact: Regular exercise builds strength and endurance, prevents bone loss and improves your balance, which reduces your risk of falling.

  • Myth 4: I can’t exercise if I am in a wheelchair.

    Fact: Chair-bound people can lift weights and do cardiovascular exercises to improve their mobility, strength and overall health.

  • Myth 5: It’s too late.

    Fact: It’s never too late to begin an exercise program. Even if you have never exercised before, or have medical issues or pain….Call NANCY KOSTOVICK P.T. and begin your journey toward optimal health with OPTIMAL LIVING!