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Why is Physical Activity So Important For Seniors in Preventing Heart Disease?

Heart disease is one of the most common causes of illness worldwide – so what can you do day to day to reduce your risk? The relationship between exercise and heart failure in the elderly is well-established and commonly known. But how does inactivity increase the risk of cardiovascular disease? In this blog, we’ll share some facts on physical activity and cardiovascular disease prevention.

Why is it Important for Older Adults to Exercise?

In conjunction with a healthful diet, regular physical activity is perhaps the most important thing you can do for your wellbeing. There are immediate positive effects – like a boost in cognition and overall brain health. And following CDC recommendations by getting 150 minutes a week can lower your blood pressure and improve your cholesterol levels.

Explore Auburn Rehabilitation & Health Care Center

When you or someone you love is searching for a great place to recover, give us a look. We encourage residents to embrace more active living with an array of exercise options for all abilities. Contact us today to learn more.