Avoid these 5 exercise myths for people 55-and-older

 

Last updated 2/15/2019 at 1:25am



SAN DIEGO – While it’s expected that most older people tend to slow down with age, the notion that seniors and soon-to-be seniors should trade in exercise and their active lifestyles for bingo and rocking chairs is definitely antiquated, San Diego-Carlsbad physical therapist Brett Bloom said.

And yet, when it comes to exercise for the 55-and-older population, plenty of myths continue to drive people’s actions – or rather, inactions – when it comes to putting in the right amount of sweat equity to stay healthy and active.

“From a purely physiological perspective, sure, y...



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