Seniors: Do THIS Daily to Protect Your Health


How much exercise do you get? If your physical activity looks anything like the typical American’s, you’re probably not getting enough. And that’s a problem, especially as you age.

About 77 percent of adults don’t get enough exercise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But you need to be active to strengthen your heart, lungs, bones, and muscles.

  • What if you could exercise without leaving your house, would you do it?
  • If you could be active, without running. jumping, or lifting like a bodybuilder, and still reap the benefits of exercise, could you carve out 30 minutes a day to protect your health?

You can. New research suggests yoga may be one of the best low-impact forms of exercise to:

  • Improve heart health
  • Control blood pressure
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve mood
  • Increase your energy level
  • Strengthen bones and muscles
  • Support weight management
  • Control cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Help you sleep better
  • Improve cardiovascular health and circulation.
  • Improve blood pressure control.
  • Help you manage stress.
  • Improve your mood
  • Increase energy levels.
  • Build stronger bones and muscles.
  • Help you control your weight.
  • Reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
  • Improve sleep.

Got your attention? Yoga is good for your health, and you can do it at any age. Create a daily yoga practice. Take a yoga class. Try a yoga program from a book or website. Follow along as an instructor guides you through a yoga practice on video.

Some basic yoga moves you can learn and do today include:

  • Mountain Pose
  • Tree Pose
  • Triangle Pose
  • Chair Pose