Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 20 April 2016 Age is no excuse! 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. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Social media posts may hint at depression long before clinical diagnosis Medical Eczema? Would you consider taking a bleach bath? Parenting Countries that ban spanking see less teen violence News Mom’s life is ruined after mystery sickness makes her look anorexic Parenting Breast milk may boost preemies' brain development Parenting Could same-sex couples have babies with shared DNA? Study hints it's possible From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.