"...if an individual adopts an active lifestyle in youth and at midlife, this may increase their probability of enjoying both physically and cognitively vital years later in life."
I hope this comes as no great surprise to anybody. The benefits of exercise are manifold and pay rich dividends throughout your life. Don't feel like you have to join a health club and buy skimpy shorts...
- Take the stairs.
- Park at the end of the parking lot.
- Walk the neighborhood.
- Use public transportation (which usually requires some walking).
- Swim at the Y.
- Play ball or ultimate frisbee.