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  • Writer's pictureDr. Monique J. Caruth, PT, DPT

How To Stay Active As You Age?

Staying active as you age is crucial for maintaining physical and mental health. Here are some tips to help you stay active as you age:

1. Consult Your Healthcare Provider: Before starting any new exercise routine, consult your doctor or healthcare provider to ensure it's safe for your specific health conditions.

2. Stay Consistent: Aim for regular physical activity. Even short, daily sessions of exercise can be effective.

3. Choose Activities You Enjoy: Engage in activities you genuinely like. Whether it's walking, swimming, dancing, or gardening, enjoyment increases the likelihood of sticking with it.

4. Stay Social: Join exercise classes, walking groups, or sports clubs. Social interaction can make physical activity more enjoyable and help with motivation.

5. Balance and Strength Training: Include exercises that improve balance and strength to prevent falls and maintain independence.

6. Flexibility Exercises: Incorporate stretching routines to maintain or improve flexibility. Yoga and tai chi are excellent options for this.

7. Set Realistic Goals: Set achievable fitness goals and track your progress. Celebrate your successes, no matter how small.

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