For Seniors, Exercise Becomes Easier
As senior citizens learn more about health and technology, they’re beginning to combine the two. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 70 percent of online seniors look for health and medical information when they go online. To help meet demand, the NIH’s Web site now offers a variety of quick and easy online exercise ideas for seniors at nihseniorhealth.gov/exercise. Seniors can peruse sample exercises in four categories of physical activity. “Regular exercise can reduce the risk of developing certain diseases and disabilities that can occur as people grow older,” says NIA director Richard J. Hodes, M.D. Indeed, exercise can help prevent or manage heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.