Thinking about retirement? How about using some of that extra time to pump some iron and get your heart pumping. Sound crazy? Well, it’s never too late to exercise.
A recent study followed older women who participated in weight training and outdoor walking classes for six months.
Sure, you’d guess the women were healthier, but there were other benefits. Those who participated in the classes had lower health care costs and fewer doctor visits. Plus, other studies show aerobic and weight training improves cognitive performance
You can see positive health benefits from only fifteen to thirty minutes of strength exercises and walking per day—even if you’re older. And you don’t have to use really heavy weights.
While you’re planning your 401K, make sure you invest in your health. It can help your body and your bottom line.
Here are some of my other blogs on the topic:
- Weight training helps improve memory in women
- Moderate exercise delays age-related memory decline
- Simple exercises improve cognition in older patients
- Daily physical activity reduces Alzheimer’s risk
- Study: Fit 50-year olds less likely to face chronic disease
- Healthy living really does postpone mortality
- The Formula for Good Health = 0, 5, 10, 30, 150
- Need to exercise more? This may help you now!
- Exercise improves sleep quality
- Regular exercise wards off colds and flu
BTW, you can listen to the podcast of this news story here.
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