50 is The New 20! (As Long as You Exercise)

Fitness is more than a feeling, more than something you do out of vanity (though that is a perfectly valid reason!). It can also be the key to the fountain of youth!

Anti-aging strategies are hot these days. Seems like everyone is trying to figure out how to squeeze a few extra days out of this crazy life.

Well, no matter how long you live, as you age you can be healthier than some people half your age–as long as you exercise.

A new Norwegian study proves an active 50-year-old can be every bit as fit as a 20-year-old who leads a sedentary lifestyle.

But beyond those bragging rights, regular vigorous exercise–high intensity exercise–can also help stave off metabolic syndrome, the condition that leads to all the bad stuff: type 2 diabetes, stroke and cardio vascular disease.

So if you want to be able to kid sand in the face of someone young enough to be your kid–and back it up!–keep training! Hard!

Challenge yourself!

 

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