I made this a separate 65+ thread as sometimes new posts are lost in stickies, such as the 65-85+ sticky, but am really interested in responses from the 65+ crowd.
Research shows that we really start to lose a lot of physical strength, flexibility and general fitness as we age - and that the decline really seems to kick in as one reaches and passes 65 yo.
We also know that bicycling is a non-weight-bearing sport (along with swimming) - and that intensive activity in these areas can lead to increased bone loss and osteoporosis, especially for those growing older.
We also know that "heavy lifting" and walking/running are generally the best for prevention of osteoporosis, but that heavy lifting has its own dangers - especially for those who are just newly getting into that activity without proper training.
We also know that cross-training provides a lot of benefits in building a variety of "endurances" and stretching and strengthening muscles, tendons and ligaments not used in just one activity.
So, do you have a plan, schedule, activities regarding the above? If you don't have you considered it, or why not?
Maintaining and building strength:
Cross training/Endurance training besides bicycling:
Weight bearing activities:
Also, I would be curious about nutrition habits. Specifically, whole grains, lean meat, fruits, veggies, supplements, etc.
And medical risks - hypertension, blood sugar, cholesterol - how are you handling these types of things, if they apply?