Posted on 09-20-2012
Have you been to the gym recently looking for quick fitness benefits ? Many people often exercise to lose weight immediately, but new research shows that efforts today can also have BIG benefits as you age.
A recent published in The Archives of Internal Medicine, found that people who are fit at midlife have fewer chronic diseases later in life. It went on to say a person’s fitness level at midlife can improve not only the quantity of their life, but also the quality.
The participants of the study who were more fit in midlife had less risk of chronic conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, Alzheimer’s disease and certain cancers in later life.
The study also found that fittest participants who had died during the study spent less time in their final 5 years burdened with chronic health conditions.
It’s never too late to start living a healthy lifestyle. And now we know that being fit during your midlife offers great benefits later in life. So you know, that doesn’t mean you need to be an elite athlete.
So time management is going to be the key as it is the #1 factor in most people starting to exercise (or continue with it). Know your priorities! Why do you work? To support your family and lifestyle. When you retire and did not take care of yourself in your work life you will likely have degenerative diseases and reduced quality of life to enjoy that family you worked so hard for! Make the time and honor God with your body as the Bible calls us to do!
Have a blessed day!
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