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Let’s Keep Moving! – Understanding the activities

We know that exercise is important in preventing or reducing our risk of falling, but did you also know that exercise also helps keep our brains healthy?

Exercise can improve the quality of your life and may even help to prevent heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and other disease. It also may help to reduce depression and improve your mood.

In this “Let’s Keep Moving!” blog series, we will look at exercise categories that can improve your physical ability and health..According to the National Institute of Health, exercise generally falls into four main categories:

  1. Endurance: aerobic activities that increase your breathing and heart rate
  2. Strength: increasing your ability to carry out everyday activities
  3. Balance: improving your capacity to remain steady and upright
  4. Flexibility: creating greater freedom of movement

In Saturday’s post, we’ll discuss endurance in greater depth.

 

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