Posted on June 18, 2019
- Most of us know that exercise is a—if not the—top way to promote healthy aging. A good exercise program for seniors includes aerobic, muscle strengthening and balance activities. And it’s good to know that walking is a great way to get benefits in all those categories.
But experts warn that walking around the sidewalks of our community can put us on a collision course—unfortunately, sometimes literally—with cars and bicycles. And according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, people age 65 and older account for almost 10% of all pedestrian injuries, and 20% of pedestrian fatalities—a rate higher than for any other age group.