Exercise Is One Key To Healthy Aging
A new study published recently in the British Journal of Sports Medicine finds a direct link between the likelihood of healthy aging and the amount of exercise that older people do – even if they only started being physically active around retirement age, they enjoyed significantly better health than their inactive peers. The research found that taking up exercise in your 60s will still help stave off major ill health and dementia.The study followed 3,500 healthy people at or around retirement age. Those who took up exercise were three times more likely to remain healthy over the next eight years than their sedentary peers. Exercise cut the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and depression. People who took up exercise in their 60s were also less likely to struggle with day-to-day activities such as washing and dressing.