We all know that exercise is good for you — it keeps the heart healthy, works out the muscles and prepares you to take the stairs at work without fainting from exhaustion. But does all that activity actually prevent you from getting sick?
According to a study published online by the Archives of Internal Medicine, the answer is yes. Researchers say that people who are more fit when they are middle-aged have a lower rate of chronic diseases.
Talk to local health professionals about the importance of exercise and how it can help people stay healthy later in life. Is it ever too late to start? What should people who are out of shape consider before they start working out?
Local gyms and fitness centers can give people tips on how to stay in shape at any age. Break this information out for readers. Give them costs and the time necessary to get in shape. Even taking walks can be a good place to start.
Do you have a local mall? Talk to some mall walkers, who are ususally older folks. Did they stay in shape when they were younger? Does the current walking help?