Seniors Can Still See Significant Benefits from Exercise Started Late in Life

November 6, 2017

Fitness trainer and freelance writer Gabriella Boston writes an article for the Washington Post (11/6, 10.38M) “Wellness” section discussing the benefits and risks of exercise for seniors and offering some guidelines for how to do so safely and effectively. First off, “it’s never too late to start working out, says Justin Mullner, a D.C. sports medicine doctor” who said older adults can see “dramatic benefits from exercising” such as improved blood pressure and blood-glucose levels or prevention of osteoporosis and muscle loss. Mullner also discusses some of the risks involved in exercising for adults 65 and over; to mitigate these, seniors should clear new routines with a doctor, “then solicit advice from resources such as the National Institute on Aging (, a trainer or even a doctor about what kind of routine is appropriate for you, Mullner says.”

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