As people age, it gets tougher to be physically active. This podcast talks about the importance of regular exercise for older adults. Created: 9/15/2016 by MMWR.
Date Released: 9/15/2016. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Activate Your Body
Physical Activity Among Adults Aged =50 Years — United States, 2014
Recorded: September 13, 2016; posted: September 15, 2016
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As people age, it gets tougher to be physically active. Finding ways to exercise on a regular basis is important for maintaining good health. More than one in four U.S. adults 50 and older are physically inactive. For those with certain chronic conditions, the percentage is much higher. Older adults can alleviate the severity of some conditions and delay the onset of others by staying active. Any activity, from gardening and household chores to walking and swimming, can be beneficial. If you suffer from a chronic condition, check with your health care provider about a regimen that’s safe and helpful for you.
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