While many retirement seniors love to exercise daily, others may find it difficult to stay active. Seniors who want to stay in shape but have problems channeling the energy may want to become pet owners.
According to a study in an AARP Bulletin Today, one-third of individuals who are dog owners say they exercise with their canines. The report surveyed 1,062 people age 50 and over.
The most popular activity respondents stated as participating in with their pets was walking.
Coming in second was playing catch or Frisbee, while jogging and wrestling placed third.
While walking doesn't increase one's heart rate as much as running, it remains an extremely healthy hobby. According to MedicineNet.com, the activity can reduce one's risk of heart disease, improve cognitive function and alleviate symptoms of depression.
Retirement living seniors who are looking to become more active may want to consider beginning a walking routine and increase the time spent on the road each day.