Motivating Exercise Tips for Older Adults

Physical activity is a great way for older adults to gain substantial health benefits and maintain independence with age. Try these tips to help you stay motivated to exercise.

  1. Find simple ways to make exercise interesting and enjoyable, such as a bike ride.
  2. Schedule exercise at convenient times during your day so you are more likely to do it. Or, combine physical activity with a task that’s already part of your day, such as walking the dog.
  3. Keep track of your exercise progress. The best way to stay motivated is to measure and celebrate your successes!

Read more on NIA’s website about how to stay motivated to exercise.

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