Heath and Aging

It's Never Too Late to Start Exercising

Rosa, Lucy and Pepe's daughter, comes for a visit...

Rosa, Teresita, Lucy, and Pepe

Rosa: Good evening, Teresita. To what do we owe this nice surprise?

Teresita: I'm trying to convince your parents...

Rosa, Teresita, Lucy, and Pepe

Teresita: I was telling them to come with me to exercise.

Pepe: This book explains that exercise is very good for our health.

Rosa, Teresita, Lucy, and Pepe

Rosa: Tell me about it, Teresita...

Teresita: Well, our group gets together three times a week. We walk in the park. Sometimes we exercise at the community center, or we go to the pool and swim.

Rosa, Teresita, and Lucy

Rosa: Oh no! I would die of worry that you could fall or that something would happen to you.

Teresita: Oh, Rosita, you talk just like my daughter. She is furious because now I am a more independent woman.

Rosa, Teresita, and Lucy

Rosa: Oh, Teresita, it's not that. We worry about you. We don't want anything to happen to you.

Teresita: You young people should know that we older people can live our lives well. We can be useful and have energy. Instead of criticizing, you should support us.

Lucy: In that respect, Teresita is right. You don't even want us to go to the corner by ourselves. We're not dead yet!

Rosa, Teresita, Lucy, and Pepe

Rosa: Don't even joke about that! Okay, Dad, let me see the book...

Pepe: Would you show me how to order it online?

Rosa, Teresita, Lucy, and Pepe

Pepe: Look at what it says here...

Regular exercise and physical activity are important to the physical and mental health of almost everyone, including older adults. Being physically active can help you continue to do the things you enjoy and stay independent as you age.

Rosa and Pepe looking at the book

Rosa: Well, this information is very good. This afternoon, I will show you the site and how to order the guide on your computer...

Pepe: Thank you, Dear. Maybe it will do me some good.

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Page Last Updated: September 19, 2011