Exercise is the number one anti-aging medicine. Exercise is not only good
for your health, it is good for you. Before starting a new exercise program,
make sure you consult with your doctor to plan the appropriate fitness
program for you.
Benefits of Exercise
• Relieves tension and stress
• Provides enjoyment and fun
• Stimulates the mind
• Helps maintain stable weight
• Controls appetite
• Boosts self-image
Improves muscle tone and strength
• Lowers blood pressure
• Relieves insomnia
What is Your Excuse Not to Exercise?
• No Time? Try shorter periods of activity spread throughout the day,
such as three 10-minute walks.
It’s often lack of exe
• Too Tired?
rcise that makes you tired. Exercise
gives you energy. Try it.
Embarrassed? Some pe
ople are, especially at first. Be proud that
you are taking care of your body.
Bad Weather? Too hot, too cold,
or shine by trying a variety of indoor and outdoor activities.
Too Costly? Try a low-cost option, such as walking. You d
and too wet? Plan to exercise rain
The above information provided by Kaiser Permanente Healthwise Handbook 1999.
fancy equipment and many exercises can be done at home.
The Stay Healthy Program is sponsored by the California Department of Aging.
rvices and programs available in your local area call 1-800 510-2020 TTY 1-800
You Are Never too Old to Exercise!