So yes, I am biased – but it is helpful to know, research continues to validate the importance of activity throughout life. I am always sceptical about claims of longevity resulting from exercise but one thing is for sure – if you want to live as opposed to exist in your later years, get out and move.
This from Medical News Today
A new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and Humboldt State University, published in the journal PLOS ONE, finds that senior citizens who run several times a week expend the same amount of energy as a typical 20-year-old when walking.
Seniors who run regularly have “a lower metabolic cost of walking” than older, sedentary adults and seniors who regularly walk for exercise.
“It’s been known for a long time that as people age their maximum aerobic capacity, or ‘horsepower,’ declines, and that is true for runners as well,” says study leader Prof. Justus Ortega, from Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA.
Full Medical News Today Article: Running for exercise ‘slows the aging process’ – Medical News Today.