• Midlife Fitness Levels Linked to Good Health in Old Age: Study

    One year ago - By Active Beat

    According to a longitudinal study performed at the Cooper Center, people with high fitness levels during middle age are at decreased risk for developing chronic health conditions later in life.
    The study tracked 18,670 healthy middle-aged people over a median period of 26 years. At its conclusion, researchers found that those in the highest fitness category had the lowest incidences of eight chronic health conditions, including kidney disease, Alzheimer's, colon cancer, lung cancer, heart failure, heart disease, stroke and COPD.
    “Compared with participants with lower midlife fitness, those...
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  • Study: Exercise is the Key to Healthy Senior Years

    One year ago - By Active Beat

    According to a comprehensive new study, people who exercise regularly during middle age are far less likely to suffer from a wide range of dangerous health conditions in old age, including heart disease, Alzheimer's and certain forms of cancer. Researchers also found that the fittest participants were the least likely to develop chronic health conditions.
    “We've determined that being fit is not just delaying the inevitable, but it is actually lowering the onset of chronic disease in the final years of life,” said study author Jarett Berry in a press statement.
    “What sets this study apart...
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  • Study: Healthy Midlife Habits Lead to Successful Senior Health

    One year ago - By Active Beat

    Your eating habits, exercise routine and alcohol consumption now will have a huge impact on your senior health later in life - according to a new study out of England this week.
    The study followed 5,100 men and women aged 42 to 63 for approximately 16 years. All participants were deemed healthy (free of cancer, coronary heart disease and stroke) when the study started.
    Each individual was initially asked about their behavior in these four areas:
    Never Smoking.
    Physical activity (at least 2.5 hours a week of moderate intensity physical activity or one hour or more of vigorous physical...
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