I indicated last week that lifelong exercisers live longer than their more sedentary friends. Is it ever too late to start? The answer is a qualified no because the effect on longevity takes a while to kick in. It probably takes several years of high levels of activity to increase your lifespan.
This is the bottom line – how long you live. As I have banged on about in the previous blogs, I regard healthspan as more important than lifespan, but no-one wants to die sooner than necessary. As the old question goes – “who wants to live to be 90?” The answer is “someone aged 89.”