Getting Fit in 40s, 50s Still Can Add to Life Span
By E.J. Mundell
It's truly never too late to begin exercising, new research shows.
Even for people who were "couch potatoes" in their youth, embarking on a regimen of regular exercise in middle-age can still greatly cut the odds for death from any cause, a major new study finds.
The study tracked the health -- and lifetime exercise patterns -- of more than 315,000 people who were members of AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons).