Drs Moffat and Tepper add as we age.
Drs Moffat and Tepper add as we age, fat mass and increased aerobic capacity and muscle mass decrease in sedentary people, therefore less oxygen is delivered to the most vital organs, making more difficult daily exercise. Routine daily activities seems living longer reverse the decline and is an important component to living longer. Both caution, however, that people just starting an exercise program later in life should by a physical therapist by a physical therapist who can recommend exercises and and safe, as well as educate patients for signs of trouble.
Although Dr. Tepper was a proponent of daily brisk walking to retard aging, he recommends recreational activities such as swimming and gardening. Any activity is better than none, but must begin just remember to go slow, he says. (more…)