Adults aged 65 and over spend around 10 hours a day sitting or lying down.
As you grow older, it is very important to try to stay active. Physical activity helps to stay healthy but also and very importantly to remain independent. The longer you remain independent, the longer you can have an active social life, play with your grand children.
Older people are more prone to falling, obesity, heart disease and mental illness.
Scientific researches have shown that exercise lower risks of dementia, strokes and diabetes.
Falls are especially dangerous for that group age and keeping active is the number one prevention to ward off falls.
While many aspects of age related decline are inevitable, a growing body of scientific evidence shows that staying involved with physical, mental and social activities can help older people maintain a healthy mind, body and spirit.
It was also proven that it is never too late to start being active and that 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise is enough to show major health improvements especially for those who are inactive.
Physical activity is both safe and beneficial for people with arthritis, osteoporosis and other chronic conditions of bones and joints.
If you have difficulty walking, have been inactive for a while or had surgery, you should gently ease back into exercising and seek professional help and support.
People who will benefit the most are stroke sufferers and anybody who had surgery as any forms of exercise will prevent further complications and specifically muscle atrophy. Muscle atrophy seems to be intrinsic with getting older but recent scientific research have shown that strengh training can offset it.