The Necessity of Exercise : Physical Activity and Aging

Exercise can help older adults achieve a higher quality of life, and it can help them live longer

This infographic – by the University of Southern California – was originally published on/for World Heart Day.

It is estimated that doing three hours of exercise per week can increase an elderly person’s lifespan by 5 years : physical activity can help the aging population lower its blood pressure, increase balance and flexibility, maintain weight, as well as help treat chronic diseases like heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes.

Author: DES Daughter

Activist, blogger and social media addict committed to shedding light on a global health scandal and dedicated to raise DES awareness.

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