- Sep 1, 2011
Join any gym that has a stair climber, it's much easier on the knees than pounding the pavement, and calorie for calorie it's a much harder cardiovascular work out than a treadmill. I know a lot of older former runners who do the stairs now.Look I am 68 years young, with a history of cardiovascular disease in my family. I exercise more than most my age having done marathons and triathlons, but arthritis, bad knees, have done in my running career. My BP remains normal but my cholesterol has creeped up enough the last few years to go on 20 mg simvastatin. My retirement questionnaire said I could live to be 92.6 years (like the 92 but the 0.6 sounds like hell). I am hoping to outlast Danny Hurley's tenure as HC - just say'n!