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Tuesday
Dec032013

Study: not too late to start exercising

A new study from British researchers shows how older adults who started to become active later in life lived healthier final years than those who continued to remain sedentary.

The study of 3,450 adults ages 64 and older resulted in the active participants being seven times more likely to age healthily.

Factors looked at were the occurance of chronic diseases like Alzheimer's and diabetes, as well as overall mental and physical health.

Visit Huffington Post to learn more.

Tuesday
Feb192013

Most Britons do not exercise

A new survey shows that the vast majority of Britons have not exercised in 10 years and most give up on it after the age of 56.

A survery of 2,000 adults by the British Heart Foundation found that an astounding 90% do not exercise at all.

Some other intestesting findings: 

  • 21% said the last time they were active was in school - university of public
  • two-thirds have not run further than 100 yards in the past year
  • half of those under 24 years old have not run further than 100 meters in the past year. 

For more, click here.