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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Physical Activities for Older Adults

Posted by Prahallad Panda on 8:45 AM Comments

With explosion of knowledge, most of the people are aware of the necessity of physical activity. We are, in most of the parts of world heading towards an aging population in the society; as life expectancy is steadily increasing.
Staying fit at that age is also important for healthy living. That defies age and keeps older people youthful. Many things and ways are described for physical activity. Every way of activity is good, may it be as simple as walking to the market, climbing the stairs to as hard as swimming and dancing. In this process, sometimes we either hurt ourselves or get less desired effect due to inappropriate adoption of planed physical activity. It may be excess or less for a person. Excess activity may cause harm and less may not help to achieve desired results.

Not doing any physical activity can be bad irrespective of age or health conditions. Some physical activity is even better than nothing at all. The more is the physical activity according to the capability of a person, the more is the benefits.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has given a detailed plan for physical activity of aged adults which are very nice and flexible in approach.
If you're 65 years of age or older, are generally fit, and have no limiting health conditions; you can follow the guidelines very nicely described in their site.

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