❇️ Only around 25% of people >65 meet the physical activity guidelines of 30 minutes activity/day.
❇️ New research shows it is possible to quickly regain the lost health benefits by starting exercise later in life or resuming it if it's fallen off
❇️ “becoming physically active between 40 and 60 years old led to similar reductions in premature death from any cause as those who had maintained physical activity throughout their lives (reductions of up to 35 per cent and 36 per cent respectively).”
Professor Stamatakis: “Keeping physically active is as important when we are 10 or 20 as when we are 70, but for different reasons…. Ironically, exercise becomes less of a lifestyle priority as we age – when exactly we need it the most,” he says.
“At all life stages, it is a good idea to try and do as much as physical activity we can, and people of a certain age who consider to uptake physical activity should not feel that they 'missed the train.'”
Becoming active older can still reduce chances of premature death
The benefits of physical activity are quickly lost when we stop exercising.
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