In shape by 50 may mean better health as a senior

Better health at midlife bodes best for avoiding chronic disease in later years

If you want to enjoy healthy senior years, you need to get in shape by the time you’re 50.

CTV reports a new study from the Archives of Internal Medicine says that those who are the fittest in their midlife have the fewest chronic diseases after 65. Those seniors also live healthier lives in the years before death.

The study also found that midlife fitness reduced the risk of developing heart disease, congestive heart failure, Type 2 diabetes, COPD, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s disease, lung cancer, and colon cancer.

More than 18,600 men and women were studied.

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