It’s never too late to start working out, study suggests


Natalie Rahhal Deputy Health Editor For It's never too late to take up exercise to shed some unwanted weight and live longer, according to a new study. Middle-aged people who start exercising had the same risk of death as those who have exercised throughout their lives from their teens. And although they are late starters to the gym, they got the same health benefits as life-long gym bunnies. Those aged 40 to 61 who started doing the recommended weekly amount of activities had a 16 to 43 percent reduced risk of death, according to the findings published in JAMA Network Open. But those who were keen exercisers in early adulthood but gave up lost all the health benefits they had gained. Even people who don't start working out until they are over 60 may see as much as a 43 percent reduction in their risk of an early death, a new study suggests  Dr Pedro Saint-Maurice, of the National Cancer Institute said: ‘National guidelines for aerobic physical activity recommend adults should participate in at least 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes per week of vigorous intensity activity or an equivalent combination of both. Read more here >>>

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