The evidence is clear - exercise is extremely important for everyone!
When done safely, physical exercise has preventative and therapeutic health benefits such as:
sport and games for seniors
slow and steady .....wins!
For inactive adults, replacing sedentary behavior with light-intensity physical activity is likely to produce some health benefits. Among all adults, replacing sedentary behavior with moderate- or vigorous-intensity physical activity may produce even greater benefits.
Individuals with chronic illnesses or a disability should adapt their physical activity program to match their abilities, in consultation with a healthcare professional or physical activity specialist. Studies show that physical activity can be done safely when the program is matched to their ability. Please speak to your doctor before embarking on an exercise program and the ongoing support of appropriate healthcare professionals may be recommended.
The booklet pictured above was developed by the Department of Veteran's Affairs and the Department of Health and Ageing in association with Sports Medicine Australia. This has been a favourite and fabulous resource that has been around for some time.
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ESSA (Exercise and Sports Science Australia) released an eBook to promote the benefits of physical activity for older adults and healthy ageing.
Links to websites for exercise information for seniors
Safe Exercise at Home is a website that has been endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
The NHS has some great resources on their website which you can access by clicking on any of the buttons below: