Decades of Exercise

The Decade-by-Decade Guide to Exercise.    Another title in Oprah Magazines Anti-Aging issue, October 2006.  It gives advice for 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s.  Then stops.  Does this imply that exercise isn’t important or advisable or possible in the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and beyond?   The fact is exercise is critical for staying healthy at every age.   It’s interesting to note that young people (under 20) with poor lifestyle habits (lack of exercise and poor nutrition) exhibit functional restrictions such as lack of strength, balance, coordination and cardiovascular endurance. Teens are also suffering from conditions such as diabetes and obesity in unprecedented numbers.  Functional restrictions and chronic conditions are commonly attributed to aging yet, young inactive teens clearly show us the true impact of lifestyles on health and vitality.

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