Keep on: Staying active to promote well-being during the golden years
• Incorporating balance and mobility exercises, in addition to muscular strength, aerobic activities, and flexibility, is needed to prevent falls among older adults.
• Functional activities can be added into any phase of a workout for older adults from warm-up to cool-down.
• Adequately addressing barriers while emphasizing motivators is key in promoting physical activity and well-being.
• Health and fitness professionals are in a pivotal position to take a holistic approach to wellness with well-designed programs that are physically and mentally stimulating.
Aging, Fall Prevention, Older Adults, Physical Activity, Wellness
Bushman, Barbara and Goddard, Stacy, "Keep on: Staying active to promote well-being during the golden years" (2020). Articles by College of Health and Human Services Faculty. 648.
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