Click here for emergency preparedness and hurricane response information

Seniors Can Still See Significant Benefits from Exercise Started Late in Life

November 6, 2017

Fitness trainer and freelance writer Gabriella Boston writes an article for the Washington Post (11/6, 10.38M) “Wellness” section discussing the benefits and risks of exercise for seniors and offering some guidelines for how to do so safely and effectively. First off, “it’s never too late to start working out, says Justin Mullner, a D.C. sports medicine doctor” who said older adults can see “dramatic benefits from exercising” such as improved blood pressure and blood-glucose levels or prevention of osteoporosis and muscle loss. Mullner also discusses some of the risks involved in exercising for adults 65 and over; to mitigate these, seniors should clear new routines with a doctor, “then solicit advice from resources such as the National Institute on Aging (go4life.nia.nih.gov), a trainer or even a doctor about what kind of routine is appropriate for you, Mullner says.”



By clicking “save,” I acknowledge that all fields marked with an asterisk are required. We ask for your email address so we can contact you for additional information if necessary. It will not be published, and it will be deleted after six months. Your name and your comment may remain published on this site indefinitely. We will delete any comments that include vulgar language, hate speech or personal attacks, or which do not pertain to the topic at hand. We also may delete comments that include personal information about another person. If a comment is received that contains non-publishable material, we reserve the right to either edit the comment to remove these elements or to delete the comment.

Last modified on 11/08/2017


Back to Top