There is a fountain of youth.
Millions have discovered it — the secret to feeling better and living longer.
It's called staying active.
Finding a program that works for you and sticking with it can pay big dividends. Regular exercise can prevent or delay diabetes and heart trouble. It can also reduce arthritis pain, anxiety and depression. It can help older people stay independent.
There are four main types of exercise and adults need some of each:
- Endurance activities — like walking, swimming or riding a bike — which build "staying power" and improve the health of the heart and circulatory system.
- Strengthening exercises, which build muscle tissue and reduce age-related muscle loss.
- Stretching exercises to keep the body limber and flexible.
- Balance exercises to reduce the chances of a fall.
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