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The Surprising Extra Benefits of
Exercise for Seniors

By Janet Crozier

(Page 3 of 3)

Review your goals

If you start to feel itís just not worth it, think about why you decided to change in the first place. Maybe you wanted to lose weight. Perhaps youíve lowered your blood pressure or are beginning to control your diabetes. Reminding yourself of the goals youíve realized and the ones youíre still striving for will help you push ahead.

Mobilize your support system

Call on friends, family members, or neighbors who have been your cheerleaders. They can encourage you to stick with it.

Be easy on yourself

Falling off track doesnít mean throwing in the towel. Remind yourself that change takes time.

 


(Source: AARP) Janet Crozier has more than 30 years of experience working with older adults. Ms. Crozier holds a Graduate Certificate in Aging and Adult Services and is a Certified Senior Advisor. She has served on Northeast Florida Area Agency on Agingís Board of Directors for many years and has been recognized nationally for her service to Medicare beneficiaries by the federal Medicare program. Currently, Ms. Crozier is a full time Senior Educator with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida.

 

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