How exercise can help you live longer

Exercise keeps the body and brain healthy at any age. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – There are many reasons to get in shape. Weight loss is a prime motivator, as is reversing a negative health effect, such as high cholesterol or increased diabetes risk. Routine exercise also can improve life expectancy. WebMD said exercise keeps the body and brain healthy and should be a component of daily life no matter one’s age. Research published in the journal Immune Aging found that how people age is 75% lifestyle and 25% genetics, which underscores the importance of the lifestyle choices people make. Cardiorespiratory fitness Many health experts said that cardiorespiratory fitness may be just as valuable a metric to determine overall health as blood pressure and lipid levels. People with a high aerobic capacity can deliver oxygen to tissues and cells effic
Subscribe or log in to read the rest of this content.