Prescription for Health
According to the Healthy Eating & Physical Activity Across Your Lifespan. Young at Heart. Tips for Adults (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. booklet you downloaded from The Weight-control Information Network, “Being active may help you live on your own for a longer time and keep you healthy” (p. 11). For this discussion:
- Analyze the four types of activities older adults should participate in, and then compare the benefits associated with each one.
- Given the multitude of benefits associated with regular physical activity, reflect on the reasons why older adults may not be willing or able to follow the activity guidelines.
- What can they do to overcome these barriers?