Aging is inevitable; growing old is optional! As we age, it becomes increasingly important to maintain our strength, flexibility, and agility. Keeping our muscles strong is vital, because as we grow older, muscle mass and strength tend to decline, putting us at risk for falls, injuries,
and pain. Maintaining a healthy weight with a healthy diet is also an important factor in preventing pain and injuries. A regular stretching routine can help. Yoga is also a great way to stay limber and strong.
Not sure where to start? There are options for exercise just about everywhere. Fitness classes are accessible online. Joining a gym is one way to stay active, as gyms usually offer different types of classes to suit all fitness levels from beginner to advanced, as well as a myriad of machines and equipment for various cardiovascular and strength exercises. Swimming is a great way to keep active, or partnering with a friend or neighbor and taking a walk. As always, it is a good idea to check with your doctor to ensure that you are cleared to exercise, and ask what types of exercise they would recommend. Your chiropractor can also recommend specific stretches and exercises. Finding ways to stay active and strong will only benefit us as we age, allowing us to truly enjoy our "golden years."