People who exercise a few times a week in old age are 2.5 times less likely to suffer serious long-term health problems

According to a recent study, taking up physical activity later in life is beneficial and life-extending. The findings include:

  • Whether working in the garden or cleaning your car, exercise a few times a week in old age can dramatically improve health
  • Seniors who participate in moderate exercise (including walking or dancing) are two and a half times less likely to suffer serious long-term health problems.

Additionally, researchers from University College London who examined 3,500 men and women over 65 say “it is never too late to start being active.”

Want to learn more:  Taking up physical activity in later life and healthy ageing: the English longitudinal study of ageing

http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/48/3/239.full

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