There are four main types of exercise and we need some of each:
1. Endurance activities - like walking, swimming, or riding a bike - which build “staying power” and improve the health of the heart and circulatory system
2. Strengthening exercises which build muscle tissue and reduce age-related muscle loss
3. Stretching exercises to keep the body limber and flexible
4. Balance exercises to reduce the chances of a fall
Make sure you talk to your doctor or a Monarch Case Manager before you begin any exercise program. They can help you with good advice – then get out there and get active!