|Description:||About to set out on her daily walk, the woman pictured here was seated in an outdoor patio chair, and was bent over in the process of tying her right sneaker laces. It was a sunny Georgia day, and she’d applied a layer of sunscreen to her sun-exposed skin. Hopefully, she’d also bring a bottle of water with her on her walk, as well, in order to avoid the possibility of dehydration.|
As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can prevent many of the health problems that seem to come with age. It also helps your muscles grow stronger so you can keep doing your day-to-day activities without becoming dependent on others.
Not doing any physical activity can be bad for you, no matter your age or health condition. Keep in mind, some physical activity is better than none at all. Your health benefits will also increase with the more physical activity that you do.