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At the orthopaedic connection you’ll find information on a wide variety of medical conditions and ways to stay active through them. This particular article encourages seniors to maintain an exercise program suited to them and give four basic reasons why exercise is crucial to maintaining optimal health. First, there is aerobic exercise to benefit the heart and lungs, second, exercises to maintain agility and range of motion, third, strength exercises to maintain muscular capacity and bone density and finally relaxation exercises for overall cardiac fitness, proper level of blood pressure and to boost the immune system.  Please note, Ask Granny cautions seniors to use common sense in managing a safe and pro-active exercise program.