muscles flexI’m a big fan of exercise and feel very strongly that it is the single most important effort you should make to stay healthy.  A patient recently sent me this article on a study from the LIFE trial (Standing for Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders).

In a study of over 1,500 patients, it showed that ‘at risk’ older patients benefited from a directed walking and exercise program to reduce their risks of debilitation and need of assistance.

So don’t delay your plans to become more active.  There are benefits to be had, and in particular it is one of your keys to maintaining an independent lifestyle.