The elderly people who walk often have a significant improvement in their health, compared to the do not walk, says a new study by researchers at the University of Georgia.
The study had several old followed a walking program for four months and his health was greatly improved over that of those who had not walked.
"Our study found that walking offers tremendous health benefits that can help older adults remain independent," said M. Elaine Cress, director of the study.
The study involved 26 people aged 60 or more. The subjects were divided randomly into two groups, those who walked, and the control group who did not walk. The walkers began walking 10 minutes without stopping, then 40 minutes, with 10 pre warmup, then stretching.
Both groups underwent a series of studies of aerobic capacity and physical function, which included how well they could perform simple tasks of daily living, such as put the jacket, carrying a shopping bag with the store, etc.. Were made at the beginning, middle and end of the study.
After four months of study, the walking group, said it best served in these tests.
Aerobic capacity is really what helps us do all the chores, and walking increases, and to have better aerobic capacity tasks that an elder can be made every day with more ease, and independence is achieved that many older people do not have time to perform daily tasks, say the authors.
Here in Demedicina talk a lot about how beneficial a good daily walk is for everyone, not just for older people.