Taking up Exercise in middle age: is it worthwhile?

You could have been a ‘couch potato‘ all your life.

Is it worthwhile starting exercise now?

Yes, says the paper published in British Medical Journal.

The study involving nearly 15,000 people found that irrespective of your past, taking up physical activity in middle and old age is beneficial.

The study concludes “Middle aged and older adults, including those with cardiovascular disease and cancer, can gain substantial longevity benefits by becoming more physically active, irrespective of past physical activity levels and established risk factors.”

So get going !!!!!


Physical activity trajectories and mortality: population based cohort study. BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l2323 (Published 26 June 2019)

Disclaimer: Please note- This blog is NOT medical advice. This blog is purely for information only. See your own doctor to discuss concerns and options relevant for you.