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Staying healthy

Exercising at moderate intensity for 30 minutes at least 5 days per week has been linked with important health benefits for older adults.

Physical inactivity is a known risk factor for a range of chronic diseases and conditions that threatens the population’s health.

The benefits of living a healthy lifestyle are as follows:

  • Helps maintain the ability to live independently and reduces the risk of falling.
  • Reduces the risk of health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, colon cancer, and diabetes.
  • Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression and fosters improvements in mood and feelings of well-being.
  • Helps maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints.
  • Helps control joint swelling and pain associated with arthritis.