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06 December 2013

It's never too late to start exercising

A study indicates that it's never too late to start exercising, and that formerly inactive seniors who take up exercise can still experience health benefits.

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.

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Chronological age

"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."

 
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