This number of elderly Americans has far-reaching implications for our nation’s public health system and will place unprecedented demands on the provision of health care and aging-related services. Public health efforts to promote health and functional independence are critical strategies in helping older adults stay healthy. Read More
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Habit is the single best predictor of inactivity. Often a lifetime of ingrained behavior must be overcome. Incorporating exercise as part of a previously established routine will make it easier to remember to exercise. Include simple exercises in a daily routine to meet goals!
For a frail person, just working on getting up and down out of a chair unassisted is using muscles that need to be exercised. Focus first on the goals for this person,address any of his or her concerns, and any barriers that prevent the exercise. Read More