Seniors Like to Walk!

Although now nearly three years old, this study seems to have just as much relevance today as it did then. (Comment added July 27, 2016) After looking at the results of four national surveys in Canada, it was easy to discover what aerobic activities older adults prefer. Walking was at the top of the list, but — believe it or not — seniors also like to do their own household chores. The study's author suggested that “the prevalence of domestic chores points towards the importance of policies that support older Canadians remaining in their homes, whereas the popularity of walking suggests that ‘walkability’ needs to be considered in neighborhood design.” SOURCE: Canadian Journal on Aging, 32(4):443-451 (December 2013) For the abstract, click here.