By Coach John Hughes
As you age changes take place in your cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal and nervous systems. These affect you as an athlete and your activities of daily living. Fortunately through exercise you can slow down many of these changes and in some cases reverse them!
The cardiopulmonary system is composed of the heart, lungs, arteries and veins. Every activity from taking a nap to exercising vigorously requires a well-functioning cardiopulmonary system. As you age: