Thursday, July 22, 2010

'Get Moving' Can Be Vital Advice For Seniors

“The reasons older adults don't stick with, or start, a regular exercise routine are numerous, said Dr. William Hall, director of the Center for Healthy Aging at Highland Hospital and professor of medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in New York. ‘Many of the women's groups I work with think it's not very womanly,’ he said, adding that others have said to him, "Wouldn't I feel self-conscious running around in Lycra?’ Yes, he tells them, but tight-fitting workout clothes are not a requirement. Fear of falling is another reason some older adults don't work out or get any physical activity, said Amy Ashmore, a spokeswoman for the American Council on Exercise, who is also a personal trainer and group fitness instructor...

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