It's never too late to start exercising,
according to a new study that found formerly inactive seniors who took up
exercise still experienced health benefits.
Regular health surveys
"We have to say goodbye to this notion
that the chronological age on our passport or our birth certificate will tell
us how old we are," Staudinger told Reuters Health. "Healthy ageing is
happening on a societal level and each individual can contribute," she said,
noting that "physical activity is one important instrument." However,
Staudinger cautioned, "with physical fitness as with cognitive fitness, if
you stop working on it, it will drop again."