We all know that exercise is good for you. Numerous studies have confirmed the benefits of regular physical activity for older adults. An active lifestyle decreases your risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer. It can even help improve things like balance. National Health and Fitness Day is a day that is dedicated to increasing awareness of the importance of activity and to encouraging more Canadians to get moving. There are many effective forms of exercise that vary in intensity: from walking, aquatic exercise and yoga, to high intensity interval training and strength training. Whatever your preference may be, consider incorporating some form of fitness into your everyday routine to benefit your long-term health and well-being.
Read more about what the research says about the benefits of various forms of exercise: