“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”
Getting regular physical activity is one of the most important ways older adults can improve health and lower the risk of developing health problems, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But don’t wait!
Start exercising now. Physical activity can be tailored to your individual interests and preferences, but according to the CDC, it’s important to choose activities you enjoy and that match your abilities. Always check with your health care provider before engaging in any new exercise.
Here are some tips to add variety to make physical activity more enjoyable:
• Make a date with a friend to enjoy your favorite workout.
• Play your favorite music while exercising ─something that motivates you.
• Join a recreational club that emphasizes physical activity.
• Plan family outings and vacations that include physical activity (hiking, backpacking, swimming, etc.).
• If going on vacation, see the sights by walking, jogging or bicycling.
• Use the MapMyWalk to create new paths to walk.
• Challenge your friends to a walk in the morning, afternoon, or evening.