Benefits of Exercise & Walking - It should be noted that the effects from aging cannot be stopped, for any of us. What is important is that they can be slowed down through aerobic activity and physical exercise which will improve one’s quality of life and keep them mobile. “Previous research has suggested that exercise can improve memory and reverse muscle loss in older adults” (npr.org - Katherine Hobson). In addition to these findings, Hobson also writes that a study found “that a regular program of physical activity reduces the time spent with mobility-limiting disability”.
“The study followed participants for about 2.7 years, and found that the physical activity program cut the amount of time that people spent with a 'major mobility disability' — defined as being unable to walk a quarter mile — by 25 percent compared to the education program. Previous findings from the same study showed that the exercise program lowered the risk of becoming disabled in the first place; this one showed that it sped recovery from an episode of disability and lowered the risk of subsequent episodes.”