And as we get older, hitting the gym might sound like something that’s going to hurt, with joint-pounding exercise.
As part of September’s Healthy Aging Month, Molly Shen has some simple ways to stay healthy without the pain.
When Peggy Kirmeyer wanted to get more exercise, she was after something low impact. “I’m getting close to 70 and the body is not quite what it was 35 years ago,” said Peggy.
She and her friends started regular yoga lessons. “We started doing yoga because we felt, I felt, I needed some strength and balance.”
Tai Chi is also proven to help strength and balance – and that’s important to prevent falls.