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9/30/20

Elderly Aerobic Exercise

 Adventure Location:  Decatur, Al
Adventure Date: 9-30-2020
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The OFM was on the Internet searching information about elderly (like the OFM is) folks and aerobic exercise.  He has not been feeling “right” for a few days now.  So it was time for research.

Complete agreement from “professionals” of all sorts was not found. However an important point was agreed upon in most of the places. Somewhere around age 70 (OFM is 74) your aerobic exercise recovery rate takes a noticeable slow down. Lots of symptoms were discussed, again with no concensus, about how to tell when you need to rest more. 

When all the reading was quit, the OFM thought carefully about all the maybes that he had read. One thing that was mostly consistent is that he only needed 40-60 minutes of aerobic exercise a day for his general health. Well our walks have been running nearly 2 hours every day of brisk walking.

Many sites said that recovery from the aerobic exercise should take no more than 30 minutes for your breathing  and heart rate to return to normal.  By then you should be feeling pretty perky also. 
This was a consistent error on the OFM’s part. He was taking about an hour to an hour and a half to get back to normal but the perky just was not normally happening until the next morning.

So some new routes were laid out in the 2 to 3 mile range. That might be just about an hour of aerobic walking.  Then any more walking, and there will be since aerobic walking is too fast for photography, we be at the meanderthall pace. We will update every one on how it goes and whether it seems to be working.

The OFM Teams want to be careful since they have plans for a lot more meandering yet to do for trying to have tooooo much fun.

 

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