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Did you know that exercise is good for your memory, mind and body? As we get older it is so important to include physical activity in everything that we do. Physical activity increases blood flow to the brain which can help your overall well-being. Starting or maintaining a regular exercise routine can be a challenge as you get older. However, being a part of a health club can be beneficial to your success as you get started as well as to help keep you going.

No matter your age or your current physical condition, everyone and anyone can benefit from physical activity. So what are some good exercises for older adults you ask? Walking, water exercises, yoga and tai-chi are just a few that come to mind. It is also very important for older adults to include strength training in their workout routines. Strength training will increase your bone strength and build muscle mass. Did you know that you can also get physical fitness benefits just from performing day to day activities such as gardening, lifting our children and grandchildren, taking the stairs instead of the elevator and carrying your groceries to and from the car? Your whole body benefits from you being more physically active.

You are never too old and it is never too late to get you physically fit. As you age, physical activity is more important than ever to your body and mind. Exercise helps older adults maintain and or lose weight, reduce the risks of illness and chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, and enhance mobility, balance and flexibility. At Merritt Athletic Clubs we offer a wide range of activities for older adults such as classes on land and in the pool, certified personal trainers who specialize in working with older adults and equipment that is designed for the older population. Why let another day of your life go by without making the changes that could improve your overall life and well being?

To learn more about our programs at Merritt Athletic Clubs reach out to Maria Miller at

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