|Description:||Using a patio chair as a foot stool, the woman pictured here was about to set out on her daily walk on a bright, sunny day. Here she was bent over in the process of tying her left sneaker laces. Being that it was sunny day in Georgia, she’d applied a layer of sunscreen to her sun-exposed skin. Hopefully, she’d also brought a bottle of water with her on her walk, 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.