This Morning: Importance of staying fit as you grow older

This Morning: Senior Fitness 1

Tens of thousands of senior citizens will take part in fitness classes around the country today all in an effort to show how physical activity can benefit older adults.

According to the CDC, in-activity increases with age.

By age 75, about 1 in 3 men and 1 in 2 women engage in no physical activity at all.

However walking about 10 minutes or doing yard work can strengthen muscles and help reduce the risk of falling or fractured bones.

To learn more about the importance of physical fitness as you grow older, click here

Watch the video above as 6 News Reporter, Veronica Gabriel interview fitness expert Kimberly Whitfield.

Click here to learn more about Kimberly Whitfield’s senior fitness class offered in Lansing

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