Friday, July 27, 2012

Exercise and Aging

The older we get, the more important exercise is for maintaining our health and independence. Starting at the age of 35, our muscle mass and metabolism begin to decrease. That means we may eat the same things but still gain weight (on average, 30 pounds each decade).
Exercise can help prevent weight gain, as well as muscle loss, as we get older. It can also help keep us limber, steady and strong — which are vital for everyday activities.
The easiest way to integrate exercise into your daily routine is by walking at a brisk pace for 30 minutes a day.

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