Presently, Canadians have one of the highest life expectancies in the world. On average, a 65 year old man can expect to live another 17 years and a 65 year old woman can expect to live an additional 21 years. 13 of those years will be in good health but 4-8 will be in poor health. These videos make the case for the importance of physical activity in minimizing chronic disease and maximizing quality of life as we age.
Researchers at the University of Regina recently found that when seniors completed a simple exercise program they improved their mobility, strength and flexibility and how they perceived their well-being increased.
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