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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Middle Aged Fitness Protects Health In Old Age

And this is news, why exactly?
Middle aged people who regularly exercise and are physically fit have a much lower risk of developing chronic health conditions associated with old age, researchers from the Cooper Institute, Dallas,

USA reported in Archives of Internal Medicine. The authors added that even a moderate increase in fitness during midlife can help reduce the risk of developing several chronic conditions twenty years later.

Several studies have looked into how physical fitness might impact on elderly health and longevity.

A report published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in 2008 showed that midlife aerobic fitness can delay biological aging by up to 12 years, as well as securing an independent lifestyle during old age.
What is it about being fit longer that keeps you fit longer?

Remember that "Fitness is the only REAL preventive medicine." tm

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