It’s true, 70 is the new 60… but only if you’re healthy. People who are physically active and at a healthy weight live about seven years longer than those who are not active and are obese. And the important part is that those extra years are generally healthier years! Staying active helps delay or prevent chronic illnesses and diseases associated with aging. So active adults maintain their quality of life and independence longer as they age.
Benefits you may get with regular physical activity :
Helps you quit smoking and stay tobacco-free.
Boosts your energy level so you can get more done.
Helps you manage stress and tension.
Promotes a positive attitude and outlook.
Helps you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly.
Improves your self-image and self-confidence.
Provides fun ways to spend time with family, friends and pets.
Helps you spend more time outdoors or in your community.