For seniors, some exercise is better than none, experts say

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Keeping seniors moving is vital, and some exercise is better than none at all, according to a recent article.

It's never too late for seniors to begin an exercise routine, but getting seniors to work out can be challenging, according to a recent HealthDay News item. Experts in elderly exercise note that seniors will give reasons as varied as feeling self-conscious to serious fears of falling when it comes to why they don't exercise. Different methods of motivating seniors, including competitive drive, body-image issues and health concerns, could be used to get seniors up and moving, according to HealthDay.

Seniors' exercise experts discuss a number of different tips for keeping seniors motivated to exercise, including: focusing on small accomplishments, rather than lofty goals; using exercise time as social time; and using a bathroom scale to track progress. Evidence of the effectiveness of exercise on our health as we age is compelling, according to Dr. William Hall, director of the Center for Healthy Aging at Highland Hospital and professor of medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in New York.

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