27 Nov '13, 1am

Here's why it is NEVER too late to start running:

Sometimes research is helpful at confirming common-sense suppositions. Such is the case with a new study that shows that people in their 60s who are aerobically fit do better at healthy aging, even if they start working out in their 60s. In a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine , researchers used 8 years of follow-up data on 3,454 older adults who were free of disease at the beginning of the study. When the study began, the participants' average age was 63.7. The researchers compared the adults' self-reported data on physical activity levels with whether they developed major chronic disease, depressive symptoms, physical, or cognitive impairment during the 8-year follow-up. The researchers defined healthy aging as not developing any of those conditions during the study. Almost a fifth, 19.3%, made it to the last follow-up evaluation without developing...

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