Stroke is the third leading cause of death and it is the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. What makes it particularly scary is that it can occur suddenly and in such a way that the person having the stroke may be unaware that there is anything seriously wrong.
The health benefits of exercise continue throughout life. In this blog post, Dr. Minerva Navarro, a family medicine physician in the Geriatrics Department at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, discusses benefits of exercise as you age, and offers these tips.
I tell my older patients each day, it is never too late to reap the benefits of regular exercise. No matter how long it has been since you exercised, or how old you are, you can find an appropriate exercise to boost your fitness, energy and overall well-being.