Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: 15 astounding facts about the human body > Health-in-Motion 01 October 2015 Age is no excuse! Did you know that the best medicine for weakness and muscle loss is exercise? With the help of regular exercise, you can improve your strength, balance and independence – even in your senior years! It's never too late to build muscles and it can also have a profound impact on your mental and emotional health. The benefits of exercise are numerous. It helps you maintain independence in performing daily activities, It strengthens your heart and improves your lung function, It helps you sleep better, It wards off depression, It increases blood flow to the brain to keep your mind sharp and possibly reduce your risk of stroke, Here's more on how you can delay muscle loss. 0 More: Daily Dose: 15 astounding facts about the human bodyHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news News 10 freak accidents that killed people Diet and nutrition 5 healthier ‘adult’ ice lollies to eat if you’re watching your weight Medical Health dept on alert: This is why 800 000 homes are being fumigated News QUIZ: What would you do in these 7 emergencies? Medical TB levels rising in Northern Cape Diet and nutrition 4 signs you’re not getting enough protein From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.