A massive study made headlines recently 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 huge age-related finding: The spectacular benefits of exercise have no age limit.
"Whether you're in your 40's or your 80's, you will benefit in the same way," said the study’s senior author, Dr. Wael Jaber, a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic.
Sedentary people are almost four times as likely to die early as those who exercise regularly, says the study.
"There actually 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 North Americans of all ages don’t get enough exercise.
We believe what this study and the trend show – that exercise is right for everyone, regardless of age.
Come see us at Design Fitness Centre, and let us show you how comfortable, safe and fun it is to stay healthy and live longer.