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What precautions should seniors take when exercising?

You should understand that seniors will undergo normal physiological changes later in life. These
include vision loss, hearing loss and inability to properly thermo-regulate. Keep water close and exercise in a climate controlled environment.

In addition to normal physiological changes most seniors have 1 or more chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, like hypertension or musculoskeletal diseases such as arthritis. Seniors with
chronic disease should have medical clearance and understand restrictions prior to engaging in exercise programs.

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