Friday, September 25, 2009

Exercise Is Still Important Well Into Your Senior Years

Exercise can extend survival even in 'oldest old'
By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer

Even in the "oldest old," a little physical activity goes a long way, extending life by at least a few years for people in their mid- to late 80s, Israeli researchers found.
The three-year survival rate was about three times higher for active 85-year-olds compared with those who were inactive. Getting less than four hours of exercise weekly was considered inactive; more than that was active. Read more.

Young or old, nearly everyone can benefit from exercising on a "cellerciser" rebounder!