Staying As Active As Possible
Physical Activity in you later years continues to prevent disease, manage mood, and add to your quality of life
Don’t just be alive, live lively! Keeping up a lifelong healthy lifestyle has its benefits. Physical activity such as walking the dog, gardening and chasing after grandchildren combined with physical exercise, like attending a water aerobics or Tia Chi class, can help you continue to enjoy life as you grow older.
An example of staying active is Johanna Quaas, the oldest competing gymnast worldwide at the age of 91 . According to Alma, who captured the footage below of Quuas at this years “Internationales Deutsches Turnfest Berlin” on June 6th, “She usually wins the Turnfest, but this years she made it to the forth place. She was the oldest person at the Turnfest ‘senior competition’ and they put her in the 70+ section because there are only ‘younger’ people in the group.”
Quaas was a physical education teacher and then picked sports back up when she was 57 year old. Newsflare reported that Quuas does a variety of exercises (from gymnastics to swimming and sauna) almost every day of the week.
According to The National Institutes of Health, “Being physically active can also help you stay strong and fit enough to keep doing the things you like to do as you get older. Making exercise and physical activity a regular part of your life can improve your health and help you maintain your independence as you age.” If you feel as inspired by the extraordinary gymnast, Johanna Quaas as we do, you can learn more about earning your silver sneakers by staying active through NIH’s page dedicated to Senior Health. To check out more click here-> NHI Senior Health: Built With You in Mind