Old People Keeping Fit


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As people get old they often find it more difficult to exercise and keep fit. What they used to be able to do in their younger days is not longer possible for them leading them.

Keeping fit and active in old age is very beneficial for the body and overall health, but exercising in a way that is also safe can be challenging, which leads to the question, what is the best way to stay fit for old people?



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  • fitness (noun)
  • health (noun)
  • exercise (verb)
  • safely (adverb)
  • beneficial (adjective)
  • bone (noun)
  • joint (noun)
  • cardiovascular (adjective)

The Question

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What is the best way to stay fit for old people?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Old People Keeping Fit
  • What problems do old people face when trying to keep fit?
  • What activities would be good for older people?
  • What activities would be bad for older people?

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