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Is there a benefit for exercise in my 80s?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: There is

But the goals of exercise in your 80's will be very different compared to that of in your 30's.
Exercise in your 80's can be greatly helpful for balance issues, maintenance of muscle bone, maintenance of bone density, good for optimizing moods, just to name of few benefits.

In brief: There is

But the goals of exercise in your 80's will be very different compared to that of in your 30's.
Exercise in your 80's can be greatly helpful for balance issues, maintenance of muscle bone, maintenance of bone density, good for optimizing moods, just to name of few benefits.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Dr. Stephen Southard
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Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Absolutely!

Exercise at any age can be very beneficial.
You can incerease muscle mass, aerobic capacity, bone strength and balance, sense of vitality, improved mood, improved memory. Just start slowly and carefully. If you have not been exercising, you should see your doctor and make sure there are reasons to avoid exercise. If it is safe for you to exercise, have someone who knows how to, help you start.

In brief: Absolutely!

Exercise at any age can be very beneficial.
You can incerease muscle mass, aerobic capacity, bone strength and balance, sense of vitality, improved mood, improved memory. Just start slowly and carefully. If you have not been exercising, you should see your doctor and make sure there are reasons to avoid exercise. If it is safe for you to exercise, have someone who knows how to, help you start.
Dr. Brian Kaufman
Dr. Brian Kaufman
Thank
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