Happy August!

Hope everyone is staying cool!  Regular physical activity can improve your quality of life in so many ways.  The best aerobic activities for older adults to begin with are low-impact exercises such as walking, cycling, swimming and water aerobics.  Also, if you're 65 or older, the CDC recommends participating in strength-training workouts at least twice a week.  Start by using small weights such as 1 and 2 pound dumbbells.  Try to complete 10 to 15 repetitions of a variety of weightlifting exercises such as bicep curls, tricep extensions and chest presses.  You can always ask a therapist for exercise programs!