The Center for Disease Control suggests that successful aging is largely determined by individual lifestyle choices and not by genetics. Living a physically active lifestyle is one of the best predictors of successful aging and regular physical activity can contribute greatly to primary and secondary chronic disease prevention.
What are some benefits of regular physical activity in the active older adult?
Active Older Adults at the YMCA OF GREATER SPARTANBURG
The YMCA of Greater Spartanburg is very proud of our rapidly growing Active Older Adult (AOA) programming. No matter what their focus, YMCA health and fitness programs for active older adults strengthen the whole person. Socializing and volunteering, for example, have been shown to have positive effects on the health of senior adults, while exercise has proven to promote mental agility, in addition to longevity and good health.