Exercise Myth Busters #8

If You Didn’t Exercise When You Were Younger, It’s Too Late

This is a belief that many older people hold dear, but it is far from the truth. Numerous studies have shown that exercise in older people has vast benefits. These include slowing down the ageing process by reducing the rate of muscle degeneration and decreasing the risk of bone diseases such as osteoporosis. In addition to this, one of the biggest risk factors for injury in older people is falling over, through a controlled exercise program involving strength and balance training, this risk can be significantly reduced. But as with any exercise program regardless of age and history it is recommended that a doctor is consulted before the program is commenced.

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