For senior citizens, a good way to get exercise is through group fitness classes like Drums Alive at the Matt Ross Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas.
Debbie Shearer teaches the class. She says introducing exercise into senior citizens’ routines is “part of staying alive.”
“If you don’t use it, you are going to lose the ability, and you are going to become deconditioned,” Shearer says. “And when you become deconditioned, then you start falling, you start having accidents, then you lose your independence.”