Some exercisers over age 75 are distance swimmers, runners and avid cyclists. Others find themselves slowing down because of injury or chronic conditions. An amazing study, subjected previously sedentary people ages 60 to 79 to six months of cardiovascular training. Medical scans showed that their brains increased in volume, especially structures associated with memory and learning.
The senior years can be the time to switch gears and find fitness in daily routines. Remember that your daily exercise can happen in repeated 10 or 15 minute bursts of brisk walking, heavy gardening, outdoor or household chores. Seniors should still try to stay active about 30 minutes a day. Your physical and mental health will improve the longer you stay active.