07 Oct Advice to seniors: start walking
A study conducted by Dr. Thomas Gill of Yale University shows that the best thing for a senior who has lost his mobility is to just start walking.
15 minutes a day, a quarter of a mile, was all the study demanded.
And the results were impressive.
Aside from the decrease in probability, the recovery time for any mobility reducing incident was reduced by twenty five percent.
This includes both people who were active their entire lives, and those who were sedentary. All that is needed is to start walking to get back into the game. Of course, this does not take the place of proper exercise, nor the place of clinical therapy. But it is a good place to start, and it helps to build up some resilience.