Health Measurements of Long-Time Exercisers
individuals in their 70s who have been exercising regularly for decades have effectively turned back the clock.
When it comes to assessing their physical health, individuals in their 70s who have been exercising regularly for decades have effectively turned back the clock. According to a recent study comparing the health measurements of long-time exercisers in their 70s with those of their more sedentary peers and with the measurements of healthy people in their 20s, the septuagenarian exercisers had hearts, lungs, and muscles that were in equivalent shape to those of people in their 40s. This finding is based on measurements of heart and lung capacity, as well as muscle fitness. This accumulated health benefit is largely borne of the fitness boom of the 1970s, which saw both men and women regularly engage in running and tennis.
P.S. Any type of exercise (particularly daily exercise lasting 30-35 minutes) is better than sitting on a couch, and it is never too late to begin exercising.