While previous studies have found links between walking and a decreased risk of stroke

While previous studies have found links between walking and a decreased risk of stroke, researchers were quick to point out that any kind of frequent physical activity can help to improve senior health by lowering the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. So regardless of whether a senior stay physical by playing tennis, jogging, working in the garden, or running around the backyard with grandkids, the activity can offer immense health benefits when compared to living a more sedentary lifestyle.

Overall, researchers recommend that daily exercise should become a part of a senior’s healthy lifestyle, which includes eating a balanced diet filled with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, maintaining an active social life, and practicing quality oral hygiene. While these types of lifestyle choice may not turn back the clock, they can act as a modern-day fountain of youth when it comes to staying healthier for longer.