Incorporating simple physical activity into your lifestyle mostly walking, can be the best form of medicine for the elderly population. Seniors that faced high risk of losing their mobility due to numerous disabilities, were able to maintain their mobility from physical activity. When losing your mobility not only is your overall quality of life impaired, but your independence is also diminished. In a recent analyzation, those that began to experience problems were told to start walking for an increased chance of recovery and to regain their functioning. Extensive research has also looked at physical activity keeping the elderly mobile despite other health conditions. The study consisted of a group of 1600 elderly people ranging from 70 to 89 years old. The group of 1600 adults all maintained a non active lifestyle and had a variety of health issues; such as heart disease. Under the supervision of health professionals, the end results were impressive. Overt the course of a 3.5 year period the walking program reduced seniors suffering from a major mobility problem by 25 percent. The study also found that walking contributes to a lower injury and fatality rate when falling. Physical activity is an important aspect many seniors need to incorporate into their lifestyle. Even just simply walking brings numerous benefits to the quality of your life. Remember, it is never to late to get a kick start on your fitness and create a better life for yourself.