Exercise Adds To Longevity — And It’s Never Too Late To Start!
SO you missed the window of opportunity. Your 40's came and went and you didn't find the time to get back into shape and now, by your 50's, it's simply too late, right?
Not yet! Research reported in the Daily Mail shows that it's pretty much never too late to get moving and reap the rewards from doing so.
When it comes to the longevity benefits of exercise, the body seems to say "what have you done for me lately". I'll explain. Researchers found that middle-aged people who started exercising, quickly achieved had the same lowered risk of early death as those who exercised throughout their lives staring in their teens.
Specifically, participants ages 40 to 61 who started doing the recommended weekly amount of activity had a 16 to 43 percent reduced risk of early death according to the findings published in JAMA Network Open.
For the record, that recommended exercise -- "National guidelines for aerobic physical activity recommend adults should participate in at least 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes per week of vigorous intensity activity or an equivalent combination of both."