Every tenth older Russian goes in for sports: on average, 11.2% of elderly men and 9.1% of women have regular physical activity in the country. However, the data varies by region. The most athletic seniors (men aged 60-79 and women aged 55-79) live in:
Dagestan (32.6% of people systematically study here); Tambov region (20.8%); Sakhalin Oblast (20.5%): Nenets Autonomous Okrug (18.7%); Astrakhan region (16.6%).
The least sports pensions live in the Jewish Autonomous Region, North Ossetia, the Trans-Baikal Territory, Ingushetia and Crimea - in these Russian regions, the proportion of the elderly who regularly find time for physical exercise does not exceed 3.5%.
Doing sports at an age should be done carefully and after consulting a doctor - otherwise, you can harm the body with intense exertion, especially in the presence of diseases. However, the benefits of sports for older people are more: it keeps muscles in good shape, supports cognitive functions and is the prevention of Alzheimer's.
“Aerobic exercise, aerobic exercise is helpful. Walking, swimming. Balance exercises are helpful. Because at this age there is a high risk of falls. Exercise should last about 40 minutes a day. It is desirable that it be daily, regular. If a person is comfortable and his health allows him to run, then this is not bad,”Olga Tkacheva, chief geriatrician of the Ministry of Health, advises in an interview with News.ru.