Study Confirms: Exercise Later in Life is Beneficial to Health – Mcknight Place
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Study Confirms: Exercise Later in Life is Beneficial to Health

Study Confirms: Exercise Later in Life is Beneficial to Health

A recent study confirmed that a little exercise later in life can help men live longer.

The Norwegian study was published online by the British Journal of Sports Medicine. It showed that men in their seventies and eighties who completed 30 minutes of physical activity, six days a week, had a 40% less risk of death compared to those with a sedentary lifestyle. Exercise was found to be as beneficial to health as quitting smoking. While this particular study only included men, similar studies suggest women also enjoyed similar benefits.

At McKnight Place, we encourage appropriate physical activity for all of our residents. We offer regular chair exercise, Tai Chi, and Sunday Stretch sessions, as well as special activities dependent on the abilities and interests of our residents. Our beautifully landscaped outdoor walking paths invite residents and their guests to stroll and enjoy our gardens while getting beneficial exercise.

If you would like to read more about what is referred to as The Oslo Study, click here.

To learn more about the positive effect of exercise on health in aging, click here and here.