Staying healthy and fit late in life is important. But don’t just take it from us, there are several celebrities speaking out about staying active in your senior years.
You may remember Jane Fonda’s exercise videos from the 1980’s. It’s no secret that still today, at 77 years of age, Jane Fonda looks and feels fantastic. Having been a big fitness role model her whole life, she knows better than anyone what staying fit can do to improve your health and quality of life. The Examiner quoted her for stating that daily exercise is “the number 1 ingredient for successful aging.” While she kept a regimen of high impact exercises throughout her younger years, she understands the necessary changes as one gets older. Her latest exercise video, Jane Fonda Prime Time: Firm & Burn Low Impact Cardio concentrates on a fitness plan for an older audience who has to be more mindful of injuries and rest periods.
Robert Redford, 77, is an icon in the film industry who also understands the importance of remaining active, later in life, to stay healthy. His passion is the outdoors. Despite his arthritis, he has always been a guy who just needs movement. In an Esquire interview in 2013 Redford was quoted saying “The way to deal with arthritis is you keep moving.” He still plays tennis, goes skiing and rides horses as much as possible. While those types of routines aren’t available to most of us, the moral of the story is to keep moving. In any way that you can.
One of Hollywood’s busiest actresses, best known for her role as Rose Nylund on the hit television series Golden Girls, is now a 93-year-old icon showing no signs of slowing down. She not only looks great, but feels great too. In a 2012 interview with People magazine White spoke of passion as a contributor to her youthfulness. She has been a long time animal rights activist and keeps that fire alive through her pets and activities involving a number of Animal Rights Groups. “I play with my Golden Retriever for physical exercise.”She also says “I have a two-story house and a bad memory. I’m up and down those stairs all the time.” Keeping movement a part of your everyday routine and incorporating something you’re passionate about, at any age, helps to keep both the body and mind feeling younger.
At Home Vitality Care our home health professionals are dedicated to following your senior family member’s doctor recommendations on physical activity. Keeping an active healthy lifestyle, on a schedule, can improve the life of your loved one.
Call us at (281)580-9955 or contact us online if you have any questions with regards to how we can help with physical activity and exercise for your loved one, or if you would like to learn more about our services.