Required Reading

“Physical inactivity is one of the strongest predictors of unsuccessful aging for older adults and is perhaps the root cause of many unnecessary and premature admissions to long-term care.”

If you know anyone who is over the age of 40 and not getting enough exercise, forward them this article: Even More Reasons to Get a Move On.  It outlines the many benefits attributed to physical activity, with statistics about cancer, heart disease, diabetes,  osteoporosis, and dementia. 

Here’s an excellent article from MSNBC titled How to Grow Old Gracefully.  Take a look at the number of adults in the U.S. that are living with chronic diseases and disabilities.   That should be enough to wake a few people up!

We won’t convince them all, but hopefully we can nudge a few to become more active.


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