30 April 2019

Based on research showing that higher levels of fitness among seniors is associated with better driving performance, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has developed a series of exercises and stretches to improve neck, shoulder, trunk, back and overall body flexibility.  Flexibility permits drivers to move the entire body and all joints more freely and helps motorists with many driving requirements, such as braking, getting in and out of the car, looking to the side and rear, steering, parking, and more.  Good flexibility also helps improve posture and prevent fatigue while driving.  For more information, including helpful video clips demonstrating various exercises recommended for drivers, visit www.seniordriving.aaa.com.  Look for the Keep Your Mind and Body Fit tab.  Always consult your physician before beginning any new fitness program.  Details about this latest research study can be found at www.newsroom.aaa.com