• By 2039 1 in 5 Americans will be 65 or older.
• Obesity has more than doubled in the 50+ age group since 1982.
• Older adults face a 90% chance of becoming of hypertensive.
• Being hypertensive ups the risks of heart disease including heart attacks and stroke.
• Diabetes is expected to soar by 165% over the next 50 years.
• A sedentary lifestyle is the leading cause of death in older adults.
Now for some great news. Being active and exercising may:
• Reduce the risk of developing or dying from heart disease.
• Reduces high blood pressure or lowers the risk of developing high blood pressure.
• Reduces cholesterol levels by raising your HDL (good cholesterol) and reduces your risk of developing high cholesterol.
• Reduces the risk of colon cancer and other cancers.
• Reduces your risk of diabetes and helps to keep insulin levels stable.
• Reduces body fat.
• Increase bone density through weight bearing exercise.
• Increases muscle strength which stabilizes joints and makes everyday tasks easier.
• Reduces stress, anxiety and depression.
• Reduces risk of cognitive impairment.
Regular exercise done at a low to moderate level 3-5 times a week will enhance work performance, enjoyment of everyday activities and provides energy and joy for living.
Exercise does not have to be hard or complicated. A simple walk and a few easy movements can make a world of difference in the way you feel and how you meet new challenges each day.
Our hope for you is that you find a fun and enjoyable way to get moving. We have a big beautiful world to live in and we should each enjoy our lives to their fullest.