It’s never too late to get fit
Exercise is good for everybody, but it becomes even more important as we age. An appropriate amount of physical activity is essential for seniors to help maintain physical and mental health. At Northern we treat older adults who have an injury or condition, or who want to work on an exercise program. At any age, exercise and physical activity can be a “wonder pill.” It can prevent or delay heart disease/stroke, some cancers, diabetes, osteoporosis, low back pain, high blood pressure, and balance problems/falls. But exercise is not just good for you physically, its great for you mentally as well. Exercise and physical activity can also manage stress, improve your mood, reduce feelings of depression, improve your ability to think more clearly, and improve your energy levels.
Our very own Gina Otterbein and Julie Blodgett stopped by the studios of WOOD TV’s eightWest to talk with Rachael Ruiz about this very topic.
Gina and Julie demonstrated simple exercises that people can do at home, based on the 4 categories of exercise that we should all follow: endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance.
You can see the segment in its entirety at the link below.
If you missed any of our previous eightWest segments, you can see us talk about healthy kids and teens, proper form when running and stretching, women’s health, and direct access to physical therapy in Michigan.