From the Optimal Aging Portal: Ways to stay active while at home
Published: March 31, 2020
People across the world are continuing to practice social and physical distancing to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). While many of the places and spaces we previously used to exercise are temporarily closed, we must modify the ways we stay active and continue to make it a part of our daily routine.
Exercise has many benefits for people of all ages, but for older adults specifically, it helps to improve muscle strength, balance and overall quality of life. When we exercise, our bodies release a chemical called endorphins that contribute to a positive feeling and affect our mental health. By incorporating exercise into our daily routine, we are helping both our body and our brain stay fit.
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The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal (mcmasteroptimalaging.org), a unique online health resource created by McMaster University to support the healthy aging of Canada’s older adult population, is highlighting ways to stay active and engaged while practicing physical distancing during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.