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Tips to Help Senior Citizens and Older Adults to Spring into Shape
March 8, 2010 VA Maryland Health Care System Press Release
With spring in the air, it’s time to shake off the winter doldrums, lace up the running shoes and get moving. While many older people tend to slow down in winter, experts at the VA Maryland Health Care System’s Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) say that keeping active all year is a key to good health, particularly for senior citizens. Marianne Shaughnessy, PhD, CRNP, associate director for Education/Evaluation at the GRECC, says “exercise’s proven benefits—lower blood pressure and blood glucose; improved sleep and mood; less fatigue, joint pain and constipation, and better weight control—are good reasons for older Americans to keep moving during colder months.” Shaughnessy and other GRECC providers say senior citizens and older adults can reap consistent health benefits and avoid illness by keeping on the move!
What senior citizens can do to spring into shape:
Taking the stairs – stair climbing exercises the same muscles necessary for keeping your balance while rising from a chair, so it is important to keep these muscles strong.
Sign up for aerobics or yoga classes at a senior or community center – these classes emphasize cardiovascular health and flexibility – both important for endurance and safety.
Get an exercise “buddy” or join a club – the support is helpful for staying on track, even when you don’t feel like exercising.
Making little changes that add up – parking farther away from church, or a store entrance and walking the extra distance – every little bit helps.
Exercising at home with exercise programs on TV, or with a DVD or home workout video.
Wear shoes with rubber grips to prevent falls in slick weather conditions.
Drink water to stay hydrated
Make increasing physical activity part of a daily routine.
To view this press release in its entirety: http://www.maryland.va.gov/publications/newsreleases/2010/03-08-10_SpringIntoShape.asp