A massive study made headlines by concluding that not exercising is worse for your health than smoking and diabetes.
But many readers over 50 will be glad to know that the study also has a vast age-related finding: The spectacular benefits of exercise have no age limit.
“Whether you’re in your 40s or your 80s, you will benefit in the same way,” said the study’s senior author, Dr. Wael Jaber, a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic.
The study says that sedentary people are almost four times as likely to die early as those who exercise regularly. It looked at 122,000 people who were tested on treadmills over 13 years.
“There is no ceiling for the benefit of exercise,” he said. “There’s no age limit that doesn’t benefit from being physically fit.”
So, if you’re already exercising regularly, then keep it up.
But sadly, most Americans of all ages don’t get enough exercise. Some good news: People over 70 are the fastest-growing segment of the population to use personal trainers, according to the Personal Training Development Center.
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