Good health at 50 lowers chronic disease onset later

August 29, 2012 6:25:10 AM PDT
If you want to enjoy healthy Golden Years, be sure you're in good shape by the time you're 50.

A new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine finds that those who are most fit at midlife suffer the fewest chronic diseases after the age of 65. These included: heart disease, stroke, diabetes, lung disease and Alzheimer's disease.

Researchers say this shows that being fit is not just delaying the inevitable, but it is actually lowering the onset of chronic disease in the final years of life, so putting time in exercising now could really pay off in your senior years.


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