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Exercise can often be a scary word for many people, especially for adults who have not made personal fitness a priority. The idea of joining a gym with strangers or feeling self-conscious in spandex can be a stressor that prevents many of us from jumping into a new exercise routine.
Well, don’t sweat it – I have good news. Exercise does not have to be scary. In fact, it doesn’t even need to involve a gym or spandex!
And, the benefits of exercise can be enjoyed at any age. Exercise can be a helpful tool for managing joint health, like arthritis, and a powerful ally when it comes to combatting heart disease. Exercise is even being linked to improving our mindfulness, a technique to possibly improve our memory and cognitive function.
If you still need some convincing to get moving, here are ten exercise tidbits I have picked up from my patients, family members, and friends for you to consider.