Seniors “in motion”

Seniors “in motion”

about-seniorsBeing physically active is one of the most important things older adults can do to maintain their physical and mental health and quality of life as they age. There are many benefits of regular physical activity:

  • Continued independent living
  • More energy
  • Fewer aches and pains
  • Better posture and balance
  • Improved self-esteem
  • A healthier weight
  • Stronger muscles and bones
  • Relaxation and reduced stress
  • Reduced risk of heart disease, falls and injuries, obesity, high blood pressure, type II diabetes, osteoporosis, stroke, depression and cancer

Regular exercise improves the life of older adults by helping to maintain their ability to perform tasks independently, by improving their mental and physical health, and by decreasing their dependence on health care services.

The in motion Older Adult strategy offers a resource guide on how to implement physical activity programs that will motive older adults, as well as a program called Forever…in motion.

The general goal of Forever…in motion is to increase opportunities for physical activity among older adults living in congregate housing. The target group is adults 50 years and over.

pdflogo Download: in motion Older Adult implementation guide