A Lifetime Of Exercise Results in Large Health Improvement

October 11, 2010 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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 A Lifetime Of Exercise Results in Large Health Improvement
An analysis of the oxygen-uptake capacity1 of life-long Swedish skiers over age 90 has found that they have twice the maximum capacity for oxygen uptake as elderly who do not exercise and their muscle function is on par with individuals half their age.

Aerobic conditioning, which improves the ability of your cells to use oxygen, is not only good for your muscles it prevents insulin resistance and thyroid problems. Any person who is serious about living a long time with their health in tact needs to maintain a high level of aerobic fitness.

The time spent doing so is more than paid back in increased years of quality health.

Referenced Studies

  1. ^ Exercise and Oxygen Utilization in Old Age   American College of Sports Medicine: Integrative Physiology of Exercise in Miami Beach  Per Tesch, et al.

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