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.