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They say there are only two things that are certain in this world, and those are death and taxes. While you don’t have any control over taxes and cannot avoid dying somewhere in the future, there is a way to face it in the most natural way. In short, you can age beautifully and improve the quality of your life as it progresses by becoming physically fit.
Aging is such a huge concern among people, mostly because life is so precious and that every single moment counts. If you do not take care of your body the way it should be taken care of, then you end up being at risk for various illnesses that you wouldn’t have otherwise gotten had you just paid attention to what your body is telling you.
So when you start getting sickly, or gain weight beyond what is normal for your height, or get bad skin conditions, then you need to take the right steps to get your body back in shape.
The good news is, one of these steps is proper exercise. Yes, that means getting up from your bed or sofa and actually moving those lazy hips. For those who need reminding, exercise is one of those activities that make a huge, positive impact on a person’s quality of life.
There is a recent study that further supports the idea that exercise can help people age healthily, not to mention give you a couple of benefits that can help you enjoy life during the later stages of your life. Researchers from the University College London conducted a study for eight years assessing 3,500 people around 64 years of age. It has been found that 20% of the participants were healthy agers, which meant those who did not have any clinical disease, free from physical disability, and has sharp brain function, as well as good social functioning.
From the study, those who were already active before and during the entirety of the study are 7x more likely to be part of those healthy agers, which make up 20 percent of the participants. On the other hand, individuals who only became active during the research period became 3x likely to become healthy agers when compared to those who remained physically inactive.
So what does this tell us, then? Quite simply, as long as you start getting physically active, regardless of when you decide to start, you will still feel changes in your body that would better contribute to a healthier aging process. Despite being genetically designed for physical activity, technological advancements have allowed people to become lax in engaging in exercise, not knowing that it can actually help prolong life.
Proper and regular exercise has become undervalued nowadays that more and more people are getting sickly and vulnerable to disease primarily because of this. A routine morning walk or a late afternoon jog can do a lot for your health, so make sure you do the necessary steps to include physical activity in your everyday life.