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Never too late to start

Fitness and training has become part of our lives more and more, whether it’s a walk in the park or a 90 minute endurance run, fitness is an essential part of our lives and our healthy living.

Yet research shows, that on average 4 out of every 10 people over the age of 50 take part in absolutely no exercise what so ever. This is a very high percentage of people not taking part, considering the importance of exercise and its benefits. Partially the reason for this is because older people feel that exercise isn’t as important in their later years, as it was when they were younger. But it is quite the opposite way round. The older we get the more exercise we need as we become more susceptive to diseases such as osteoporosis and heart disease among other diseases. Exercise helps fight against such diseases once you have clearance from your doctor.

Studies also show that older people also have the same ability as younger people to increase their endurance and strength. In another study it was found that the hearts of male athletes between the ages of 50-70 years was just as powerful as that of a twenty year old. New studies done by Charles Harlequin on an 80 year old man show that he improved his strength by up to 300%.

Exercising in your later life also makes tasks at home easier. You can get exercise from working at home even if it’s a task such as gardening and will help improve your fitness levels.

Through exercise the power output of your heart will increase and so will also respond better in times of physical and emotional stress. Exercise will also help reduce your blood pressure, cholesterol level and help fight against type two diabetes.

Overall exercise is a great benefit for your health and lifestyle. If you want to live a long and active life exercise is the way to go.


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