Lesson 3 -Move It or Lose It
Exercise for the young is important, but exercise for the older person is imperative! Being physically active is the cornerstone of healthy aging. The National Institute of Aging reports that if exercise could be put into a pill, it would be the most widely prescribed medicine in the country. Many characteristics that we used to attribute to aging - weight gain, brittle bones, forgetfulness, loss of muscle strength, etc. - are actually brought about by inactivity. There is no part of the body that doesn't benefit from regular exercise!