After a 2 week vacation in coastal Florida, I have a few thoughts on improving the health of our aging population. I was pleased to see older people walking on the beach, strolling in parks, and a few even paddling kayaks. The secret to youth does not lie in pills, but in activity. Europeans have been walking for years while we in the U.S. have been content to see the world from the inside of a car. A sedentary lifestyle has taken a toll on the elderly. It is time to reverse this trend. If some of the Medicare budget were channeled into walking and biking trails we might see a healthier older generation.
Florida and the Aging Population