Myth: There’s no point to exercising. I’m going to get old anyway.
Fact: Exercise and strength training helps you look and feel younger and stay active longer. Regular physical activity lowers your risk for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Myth: Older people shouldn’t exercise. They should save their strength and rest.
Fact: Research shows that a sedentary lifestyle leads to more hospitalizations, doctor visits and use of medicines for illness.
Myth: Exercise puts me at risk for falling down.
Fact: Regular exercise, by building strength and stamina, prevents loss of bone mass and improves balance, actually reducing your risk of falling!