NEVER TOO LATE TO EXERCISE
Vol. 6 Issue 32
The study began in 1966 with five healthy Texans in their 20s — and resulted in five overweight, out-of-shape men in their 50s, who proved that it is never too late to begin exercising.
The men walked, jogged or cycled for 30 minutes the first week, then increased 5-10% each week for six months. By the end of the program they were exercising four hours per week.
“Remarkably, within six months the men restored their cardiovascular fitness to what it had been years earlier, before they went on bed rest — and they lost an average of 10 pounds,” according to researcher Darren McGuire.
SOURCE: “Activity Matters,”Nutrition Action Healthletter, January/February, 2002, p. 10.