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Exercise is good for you, and should be fun, too

The National Institute on Aging says older adults

The National Institute on Aging says older adults should get about 2½ hours of moderate physical activity each week. Above, residents at the Sunrise Senior Living in West Babylon on Sept. 10, 2013. Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Remember that by-now-forgotten New Year's resolution you made to exercise more? The year is half over, but it's never too late to get started.

The National Institute on Aging says older adults should get about 2½ hours of moderate physical activity each week. But if you look at exercise as a chore, you are probably doomed to failure.

The institute says the easiest way to get the necessary physical activity is to incorporate it as part of your day. For example, when you're at the supermarket, take a few extra minutes just to walk through the aisles. Or if you're at work, take the stairs, not the elevator. Most of all, make your regimen fun.

For more tips, go to nwsdy.li/go4life-exercise.

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