It pays to exercise – even in later life

Take-Regular-Exercise-to-Improve-Your-Health1It’s never too late to exercise: even if taken up in later years, regular exercising can treble the chances for a healthy old age. This is the outcome of a study conducted by a British-Canadian research team published in the “British Journal of Sports Medicine”.
Over the course of eight years, 3,500 healthy test persons with an average age of 64 were observed. The study showed that regular moderate or intense exercise could increase the prospect of healthy aging seven times. Even the ten percent of the participants who had never exercised before and only started training in later years increased the prospect three-fold.
At the end of the study, one fifth of the participants were described as “healthy agers”. They had no chronic illnesses or crucial physical limitations and demonstrated good mental and social wellbeing.

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