National Senior Health and Fitness Day is an annual health and fitness event promoting the importance of consistent physical activity in seniors. Staying active is very important as you age in order to stay healthy and sustain your independence. Exercise Specialist Chad Stanton with the Weight Loss & Wellness Center at Oklahoma Heart Institute, shares why seniors should try to follow a steady exercise regimen.
For most of my life, my weight had never been a problem. Growing up I was very tall and active in school sports. With the onset of my sixties, things changed very quickly. My wife and I joined a weight-loss program and stuck it out for four years until we were forced to admit defeat. The biggest challenge for me was that either I was hungry or felt a certain sense of guilt that I had over-indulged in my eating. Another problem was that there was no personal accountability.
Kaye Ball from Grove, Oklahoma had experienced cardiovascular issues for many years. It wasn’t until she learned about minimally invasive heart surgery at Oklahoma Heart Institute that she felt like she was finally able to get her heart issues under control.
National Employee Health and Fitness Day is May 16. Celebrated the third Wednesday in May, National Employee Health and Fitness Day promotes the health benefits of staying active throughout the work day. Chad Stanton, exercise specialist from the Weight Loss & Wellness Center at Oklahoma Heart Institute, is sharing some ways you can be active and get your heart rate up during the work day.