Sep 08

Regular exercise in 50s key to later independence

By MD for Seniors

Researchers found that an initial decline in physical fitness often happens in one’s 50s.

With age, you start to lose strength, coordination and balance. That’s normal. But how early are these changes occurring? Most think you won’t notice serious physical decline until your 60s or 70s, but recent research from the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development at Duke University School of Medicine found it’s happening sooner than you think.

The research
Miriam C. Morey, Ph.D., senior fellow at the Duke center, and other researchers studied a group of 775 people participating in the Measurement to Understand the …read more

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