Home > Fitness > News 10 August 2010 Getting fit in midlife, better late than never Exercising in your 40's, 50's and 60's is like saving for your retirement, experts say. 0 take a Flexibility test » Receive Health tips » Ask Fitness Expert » Join Health24 on Facebook » 10 minute bikini-ready workout Why you need strength to run Exercising in your 40's, 50's and 60's is like saving for your retirement, experts say. Smith, a physician at Philadelphia Children's Hospital, said studies have shown that even octogenarians can double their strength with weight training. NEXT ON HEALTH24X The benefits of skipping your way through your exercise routine 2020-09-07 10:51 More: FitnessNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Diet and nutrition OPINION | Chronic diseases, immunity and nutrition. Nutrition is important now more than ever! News SPONSORED: Dr Sindi van Zyl to answer burning women’s health questions as our guest expert 26 to 30 October 2020 News Partner Content | Meet the Next Generation of Brave: Vivian Chengalroyan Medical Staying social can boost healthy 'grey matter' in ageing brains Medical Coronavirus science | Week in review: Obesity, sudden hearing loss, and test swab found in a lung News Mesoglow facial: your bespoke anti-ageing facial Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.