Excercise for the elderly, I'm just over 70

  wee eddie 15:09 18 Jun 2017

All my Yoga Classes have closed for the summer. At the moment I walk down to Morrison's for a daily shop. About 20 minutes each way.

Sometimes I go for a walk, about 90 minutes, as this is all time I have available each day.

For longer trips into town, I cycle.

I could add a swim to that. Say 30 minutes, slow and steady, breast stroke. I don't/can't do the crawl

So, which would be better for me.

An hour, or so, walking or a half hour swim and 2 x 15 minute cycle rides

  rdave13 15:37 18 Jun 2017

I'm 63 and reading your post has made me tired already :(

  wee eddie 15:50 18 Jun 2017

I think that my Doctor's a sadist! But she does appear know her onions

  amonra 15:56 18 Jun 2017

I think the concensus of medical opinion favours walking. Swimming is excellent but can be a bit strenuous. Try what suits you best, it's your body, you know when you have done too much.

  rdave13 16:00 18 Jun 2017

wee eddie ,I believe you still work and you're still healthy. Do what you want to do, cycle, swim or paragliding, whatever. Just enjoy life to the best you can. I've three years to 'retire' but work keeps me fit. Might work longer if the company and health allows. Who knows the future?

  Aitchbee 16:07 18 Jun 2017

I got my sister an exercise DVD for the facial muscles as a birthday present ... it involves looking into a mirror and contorting ones eyes, nose, cheeks, forehead etc. so as to eliminate or even make wrinkles disappear. The lady-presenter is over 80 but she doesn't look a day over 45.

  rdave13 16:12 18 Jun 2017

Aitchbee... words fail me.

  Aitchbee 16:15 18 Jun 2017

rdave13, you'll need to exercise your laughing-gear more often ;o]

  rdave13 16:21 18 Jun 2017

rdave13, you'll need to exercise your laughing-gear more often ;o]

Would have done a few decades ago. Laughing gear not so full these days...

  Aitchbee 16:30 18 Jun 2017

Lol! Me too.

  rdave13 17:50 18 Jun 2017

P.S. wee eddie ,your not 'elderly' you're just a tad over 70.

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