Monday, May 5, 2014
Staying active can keep you healthy
A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that being physically active slows down the rate at which your body ages. Nothing gets in the way of an active lifestyle quite like a hip replacement, or paying for one.
Constant exercise throughout your life will keep your bones and muscles strong, allowing you to remain physically active longer. Doing nothing will allow your body to degrade at an accelerated rate, which will prevent you from ever being as fit and mobile as you would be if you had maintained your body throughout your life.
Getting fit in your old age may not be an option, while staying fit is much more doable. As exercise is the best preventative medicine for first world killers, such as cardiovascular disease, and a healthy, natural way to stave off depression and other mental illnesses, this will keep some of the most daunting obstacles to your happy retirement out of your way.
This will keep your healthcare costs low, which is very important considering the AARP expects that the average couple retiring today will need a quarter million dollars saved up just for medical expenses. If you want to save your money for the good stuff, put in the effort to stay healthy.