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Seniors: It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising

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For years, older people have attributed their aches, pains, and illnesses to the normal aging process. Age is often used as a reason to avoid exercise. But a regular exercise program, regardless of your age, can improve the quality of your life and help you avoid illness, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. As always, you should consult with your doctor before starting any exercise program. Continue reading

Exercise has been shown to improve brain function

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As physical therapists, we want to see you active and independent. One of the best ways to accomplish those goals is through exercise. Exercise can improve your sleep, strengthen bones, bolster your immune system, control weight, decrease falling risks, decrease anxiety, improve your stamina, improve digestion… and the list goes on. But, none more compelling is what exercise does for the mind. In fact, John J. Ratey, MD, a Harvard psychiatrist claims, “Exercise is for the brain, not the body.”

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