The Baby Boomers are coming of age! These boomers are the 78 million people born between 1946 and 1964, which accounts for more than one-quarter of our country’s total population. Many are turning to exercise or some type of fitness training to improve their quality of life as they progress through their senior stage of life.
Cardiovascular types of exercise can show signs of improved fitness. As we age, arthritis plays a role with joint mobility and exercise. A great concern is osteoporosis (porous bone) which results from gradual loss of bone substance. Some loss of bone substance occurs naturally with aging in all individuals. While some men do develop osteoporosis, the numbers are far less than women. Usually most men who develop osteoporosis develop it at an old age.