Exercise Recommendations for Healthy Aging

Aging is inevitable, but how you age is not. Common physical signs of aging include decreased muscle mass, decreased muscular power, increased body fat, and decreased aerobic (lung) capacity.

My message to patients is that exercise is a powerful intervention and can be at least as effective as prescription drugs in preventing age-related health issues. Patients have the potential to get stronger, decrease their risk of osteoporosis, and preserve muscle mass and lung capacity. I use exercise in my practice to help balance muscles to improve posture, decrease pain, manage weight, improve muscle and bone strength, improve balance and stimulate hormones. I hope to encourage as many patients as possible to engage in healthy-aging exercises. To read the whole article cut and paste this link…


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