Considerable research is being directed towards analyzing the benefits of daily exercise and those findings are amazing!
A study done at the San Diego State University followed two groups of middle-aged men over a twenty-three year period. One group exercised daily throughout that period while the other one stopped after five years. Researchers found that none of the men in the exercise group developed high blood pressure, but 60% of the sedentary group did. In fact, the active group had blood pressure readings which were 25% below the average of men in their age group.
Numerous studies conclude that exercise results in the following health-related conditions:
…and the list goes on.
It's never too late to start increasing your activity level. Notice that that does not mean 'rigorous' physical activity. Dr. Michael Pratt, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, said that most of the benefits of exercise that accrue for younger adults also apply to older adults, no matter when they begin exercising. To be active every day is a step toward better health and quality of life.