Fit over 50 Update — Walking Benefits Your Health

General Health
In my and Phil Bishop's book, Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You, we write in Tip #12 -- Move!: Research, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, reported how the Cleveland Clinic studied more than 122,000 patients from 1991 to 2014, putting them under treadmill testing and later recording mortality rates. They reported a clear connection between exercise and a longer, healthier life. “Being unfit on an exercise stress test had a worse prognosis, as far as death, than being hypertensive, being diabetic, or being a current smoker,” Cleveland Clinic cardiologist and study author Wael Jaber told CNN. “We’ve never seen something as pronounced as this and as objective as this.” He added that lack of exercise “should be treated as a disease that has a prescription,…
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