Seniors who jog can walk like 20-somethings: study

November 21, 2014 2:52 PM

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Seniors who jog can walk like 20-somethings: study

Adults over age 65 who run at least 30 minutes three times per week are less likely to experience age-related physical decline in walking efficiency than those who walk, according to a small new study by researchers at Humboldt State University and the University of Colorado in the US.

For those who jog, walking comes at a lower "metabolic cost,"-- the scientific expression for saying it's easier -- which not only makes life easier but also preserves one's ability to walk.

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