National Senior Health and Fitness Day is Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
The theme for this year is “Improve Your Self for a Better Health!” The common goal for this day is to help keep older Americans healthy and fit by promoting the benefits of regular physical activity. Being physically active on a regular basis is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself. Studies have shown that exercise provides many health benefits. Regular to moderate physical activity can help manage stress which in turn can help improve your mood. Older adults can gain a lot from being physically active. Even moderate exercise and physical activity can improve the health of people who are feeble or who have diseases that accompany aging. A healthy lifestyle can produce long-term health benefits. Physical activity can even improve health for some older people who already have diseases and disabilities. Science has shown that staying physically active and exercising regularly can help prevent or delay many diseases and disabilities. In some cases, exercise is an effective treatment for many chronic conditions. For example, studies show that people with arthritis, heart disease, or diabetes benefit from regular exercise. Exercise also helps people with high blood pressure, balance problems, or difficulty walking. CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas knows just how important your health is. Being inactive is risky.