Fitness in Middle-age Improves Future Health

Middle-age cardiovascular fitness pays off handsomely over the next 26 years! Participants (19,000) with a mean age of 49 were assessed for baseline fitness and health, then followed for 26 years. The 20% in the highest fitness category experienced only half the prevalence of chronic conditions (i.e. ischemic heart disease, stroke, diabeties, COPD, lung and colon cancer, Alzheimer disease) when compared to those in the lowest 20% of fitness.

PositiveTip: Physical fitness choices made today yield rich dividends for years to come.