The necessity for older adults to still participate in regular physical fitness…

Did you know that May is National Physical Fitness & Exercise Month? Participating in regular physical fitness offers us many health benefits and can also help to decrease our risk of obtaining a slew of preventable diseases and ailments.

For older adults especially, partaking in physical activity can lower the risk of falls and also improve cognitive function. Below is a combined list of low-impact exercises suitable for seniors, as recommended by Silver Sneakers & WebMD.

• Cycling
• Gardening
• Pilates
• Stretching
• Swimming & water aerobics
• Tai-chi
• Walking
• Yoga

We recently attended a presentation on fall prevention where the below quotes were shared. We feel these statements adequately illustrate just how important physical activity is for everyone, especially older adults.

“Leg strength; not diagnosis – not cholesterol levels – not age – not medication use – not any of the usual measurements…but leg strength was the single most powerful predictor as to whether a person was going to have to enter a nursing home.”
– Dr. Mary Tinetti


“If exercise could be purchased in a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation.
– Dr. Robert H. Butler


If you or an aging loved one is considering hiring Elder Care in Coronado, CA, or the surrounding area, please contact the caring staff at Love 2 Live Care. Call Today 1-619-291-4663