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International Health Insurance News: Exercise 'important for elderly'

Expatriate health insurance customers who are wondering how to keep fit in their old age might be interested to learn that walking has been recommended.

Alison Wyndham, founder of the Wyndham Centres, said that walking is "probably the best exercise of all" for older people.

She explained: "If you have shoulder problems, you can bring in gentle neck and should exercises and go through the motions of each movement.

"The more exercise you have in a gently way, the better."

However, exercise comes with a number of other benefits for older people, not all of which are physical.

Indeed, exercise releases endorphins, which will leave older people with a "well-being feeling".

Being active can also help to improve memory, reduce the risk of serious conditions such as certain cancers and heart disease, as well as lowering the likelihood of osteoporosis and back pain.

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