If you feel like walking isn’t enough of a challenge for you, and you feel confident that something more intense won’t present any serious issues, then jogging is an excellent way for seniors to stay in shape. Jogging and running typically raise the heart rate to a point where calories can be burned very effectively, along with fat. Jogging is also an effective way to build cardiovascular stamina and can improve muscular strength throughout the legs and core.
To lower your chances of sustaining an injury, make sure you’re wearing newer running shoes that fit properly and regularly discuss your physical activity with your doctor. If you begin to feel pain in your joints, such as your ankles, knees, or hips, take a break. To reduce the impact on your joints, consider running on softer surfaces, like a high school track or grass.