Just do it… but don’t knock yourself out

You can’t argue with a mountain of research: Regular, if not daily, exercise is absolutely necessary for a longer, healthier life.. and, thus, a happier retirement. The question is – can less be more? Or, must we really go for the burn to see long-term benefits? (For the record, we’ve never been a fan of that “no pain, no gain” mantra.) The answer appears to be somewhere in the middle, according to a recent study exploring the benefits of light, but regular exercise on people over 65. Two key words here: Light and regular. The experts say we should shoot for 300 minutes (5 hours) per week.  But, they allow for exercise forms that are downright enjoyable such as ping-pong and slow dancing, not to mention stuff we’re doing anyway like chores around the house.  Come to think of it, you could combine them and kill two birds: Put some Marvin Gaye on the old stereo, grab your partner and slow dance while you dust the floors.

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