Re: after colon resection surgery?
I agree with peacefrog that the re-sected colon would be stronger. The area being removed is weakened and thin and the two sections being connected would be healthy colon.
As for physical activity (specifically those you asked about), I see no reason that you'll not be able to jog, play sports and exercise at the gym. I am 60 and had my re-section in August and was back to normal (for me) activities within 6 weeks. Mind you, I have 2 total hip replacements, too, so no jogging on the agenda for me!! However, I do go to a gym and work the machines that work for me!