Endurance – NIA

Endurance activities, often referred to as aerobic, increase your breathing and heart rates. These activities help keep you healthy, improve your fitness, and help you perform the tasks you need to do every day, according to the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Endurance exercises improve the health of your heart, lungs, and circulatory system. They also can delay or prevent many diseases that are common in older adults such as diabetescolon and breast cancers, heart disease, and others. Physical activities that build endurance include:

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  • Brisk walking or jogging
  • Yard work (mowing, raking)
  • Dancing
  • Swimming
  • Biking
  • Climbing stairs or hills
  • Playing tennis or basketball


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7 responses to “Endurance – NIA

  1. That’s a good link under the Biking heading. But just a thought for those with Parkinson’s in that they can’t walk quickly. But Jean does have access to a stationary bike, a Theracycle, and is starting to use a REDjuvenator. Are you familiar with either of these?

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