Do you do resistance and/or cross training? (Choose multiple responses as appropriate)
Study after study show the very positive effects of resistance and cross training for older adults, and the conclusion seems to be that intense, regular resistance and cross training with maximum efforts leads to the best results in health and slowed aging.
Also, many folks are not aware of the relationship between intense bicycling and osteoporosis, which has now been pretty well documented. It is believed that cross and resistance training, and engagement in heavy weight-bearing activities can help reverse or delay this process.
Resistance Training for the Older Population
"This novel study demonstrates that resistance training can reverse aspects of aging at the gene level. For years, personal trainers and fitness professionals have touted the functional movement and health benefits of resistance exercise. . . . also improves the muscle’s longevity profile at the molecular level. It is well-known that long-term resistance training is associated with a lower risk of age-associated morbidity and mortality. This original study may be a first step in explaining how some of these positive changes occur. "