Maintaining Mental and Physical Health

Combining both mental and physical exercises into a daily routine can help seniors live a coveted healthy lifestyle.

Mental Exercise

Try to use mental imagery to relieve stress and relax your body and mind. There are many books available about meditation and other mental relaxation techniques. Try one and see what works for you.

Muscular Flexibility Exercises

Try to bend, move and stretch everyday to help joints from becoming stiff. Remember to stretch slowly and try not to bounce. Exhaling as you stretch helps your muscles relax even more.

Following are a few exercises that can help you get started:

You should do each exercise about 5 times a day at first. If you later feel you can do more, increase repetitions cautiously until you find a comfortable level.