Study after study proves it’s never too late to benefit from getting & staying in shape.
NOW, a NEW study is out that gives us even more insight into just how beneficial being fit is to living a long healthfilled life.
Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Cooper Institute in Dallas followed 18,670 men and women for almost 40 years in a first-of-its-kind study.
The study compared fitness levels at middle age with overall health later.
The men and women who’d been the least fit in their 40s and 50s developed the most chronic conditions early in the aging process, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, COPD, kidney disease, and lung or colon cancer.
Oddly enough, many of the fit participants still developed these diseases, but only in the last few years to five years of their life, instead of the last 10 to 20 years like their unfit counter parts.
Those who were most fit live a bit longer than their unfit peers on a whole, while enjoying a much fuller range of activities too.
As we’ve learned over the years, hormones are an integral part of living well. Exercise and staying fit helps encourage many of these hormones to maintain higher than usual production as we age.
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