Elderly man and lady running on treadmill

Never too late to start exercise

Even increasing physical activity in midlife reduces mortality by a third. A study published in the JAMA Network Open this week (March 8th, 2019) provided further evidence that regular exercise reduces the risk of dying by 29% to 36%. More shockingly, for inactive individuals, even increasing physical activity during midlife was associated with 32% to 35% lower risk for mortality - this translates to a reduction of death by a third!