A growing body of research is showing the relationship between activity and better health outcomes for older people, says Clara Fitzgerald, "More and more we're seeing the value of physical activity and exercise"
After the age of 25, inactive men and women lose one per cent of their cardio, strength, balance and flexibility every year. “It doesn’t take long to do the math and see that as we get closer to middle age, we’re functioning at half the potential we had when we were younger.” The only way to curb that is through exercise. “Activity is not going to reverse the clock, but it will help the body function at a much younger age,” Fitzgerald says.
Read the full feature from the Summer 2017 issue of Sage.