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Staying active


You may be saying, "I'm too old to be active. I'm bound to fall and break something." Not true! In fact, regular physical activity can help keep you healthy and strong and can even help prevent falls.

When you think of physical activity you may think of playing sports or working out at a gym. If you don't like doing any of those things, you're probably not too excited about getting active. But being physically active doesn't have to mean playing basketball or running marathons. Walking, dancing, gardening, and even housework can contribute to your overall fitness and physical health.

Or, if you have activities you enjoyed when you were younger, such as jogging, swimming, or biking, why not pick them up again? Even if you are slower or have less stamina than when you were younger, you can still have fun and get fit at the same time. Read on to learn more about staying active.

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Content last updated: August 12, 2010.

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