eddie wu exerciseWhile exercise has always been considered important for proper health, a new study from the University of Tokyo indicates it can be even more important as we age. This cross-sectional study analyzed the effects of exercise on sarcopenia (muscle loss associated with aging) in older Japanese people. There was a significant association between exercise in middle-age and a low occurrence of sarcopenia late in life. Furthermore, exercise earlier in life was associated with greater grip strength, greater time standing on one leg, and greater gait speed.[1]

If you enjoy being active, get out and exercise early and often! Consistent exercise throughout your life might help keep you moving for a long time to come.

[1] http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/270231.php