Exercise and Physical Activity: Getting Fit For Life

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Exercise and physical activity are good for you, no matter how old you are. In fact, staying active can help you:

  • Keep and improve your strength so you can stay independent.
  • Have more energy to do the things you want to do.
  • Improve your balance.
  • Prevent or delay some diseases like heart disease, diabetes, breast and colon cancer, and osteoporosis.
  • Perk up your mood and reduce depression.

You don't need to buy special clothes or belong to a gym to become more active. Physical activity can and should be part of your everyday life. Find things you like to do.

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