It’s never too late…

…to begin your exercise program

Did you know that becoming physically active, even later in life, significantly reduces the likelihood that you will become seriously ill or disabled in retirement? A new study shows even if you haven’t been active in middle age, exercising for 30 minutes daily has a meaningful impact on your health and longevity.

Men and women aged between 55 and 73 were evaluated over an eight year period. Encouraging findings included:

  • Those who had been sedentary and became active in middle age were almost as healthy as those who were physically active most of their lives.
  • The exercisers had about one seventh the risk of becoming infirm compared with those who remained sedentary.
  • They did not merely live longer, but lived more active, fulfilling lives.

For those of you who want to read more, here is the link: NY Times, Jan. 29: Exercise to Age Well, Whatever Your Age by Gretchen Reynolds.

Some of you have seen in my resilience class the Youtube video, 23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?, in which Dr. Mike Evans discusses how significant 1/2 hour of exercise daily can be to our mental and physical health. You can link to it here: 23 and 1/2 hours.


Wishing you all the best,


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