What’s the Right Exercise for Your Age Group? The effect of exercise on health is profound. It can protect you from various conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. But the type and amount of exercise you should do changes as you age.
Accordingly, one of the keys to living a long and healthy life is staying active and exercising. However, for many people, by the time they get to age 50, they find that their body has declined — joints hurt, muscles are stiff, and they don’t have the stamina they did before.
Fortunately, there are things you can do right now to prevent those problems. You can look forward to many more years of all your favorite sports and activities. As an added benefit, by exercising and training as you age, you’ll make your “golden years” much more healthy and enjoyable.