It is wrong to assume that exercise is not important after age 50, including vigorous exercise. The overall amount of work and exercise that the heart can do decreases little at least up to age 80 from aging alone. If no other diseases are present, then the maximum amount of exercise capacity can be maintained as we mature. Physical activity and exercise can greatly help energy, overall conditioning and improve our capacity for sexual activity.
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Why should I keep exercising after age 50?
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What can I do to prevent memory loss as I age?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredTo help prevent memory loss as you age, try 25 micrograms of vitamin B12 either orally or under the tongue per day.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Should I start exercising if I'm an older adult?
F. Michael Gloth, III, Gerontology, answeredThere are many reasons to begin an exercise program as you get older. Improvements in cognition (memory), physical function, and longevity have all been linked to proper diet and exercise. Unintentional weight loss late in life can be a sign of poor health and impending illness, but intentional weight loss is associated with improved health and longevity. Overweight and obese women who have a sedentary lifestyle are more likely to have poor health at a younger age.
Find out more about this book:Fit at Fifty and Beyond: A Balanced Exercise and Nutrition Program (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)
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