Can exercise reverse the ageing process?
Studies suggest that exercise can help to prevent against many conditions facing older people and that although life expectancies are going up, our healthspan, or time free from disease is not improving.
For example, a study found that by 2035 people will spend their extra years of life suffering from four or more diseases unless action is taken to prevent this.
Exercise has been shown to be more effective than many drugs existing today to prevent against conditions facing older people such as muscle loss, diabetes or cancer.
Not only that, it has been shown to improve one’s capacity to do every-day tasks more easily and efficiently and to improve mental health and quality of life.
Studies suggest that young people should keep their activity levels up and that anyone over the age of 40 should also become more physically active to reap similar benefits.