We all know the old joke: “If I had known I’d live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself!” Back in 1900, people had a 50% chance of living to age 47. Today, we have a 50% chance of living to age 77. Why not do everything you can to make those senior years some of your best?

Moderate daily physical activity can greatly reduce the risk of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers, such as colon cancer. Daily physical activity helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, helps prevent or slow osteoporosis, and helps reduce obesity, stress, symptoms of anxiety and depression, and symptoms of arthritis.

Talk with your doctor before beginning your exercise program. Then get moving for better health!

— Source: University of Houston

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