New research claims that exercising when you’re young pays high dividends as you age. Robert Preidt of HealthDay News reports:
Staying trim and healthy in younger years can lead to a healthier, more mobile old age, U.S. researchers say…Good news for all you lifelong gym-rats out there.
…Reporting in the International Journal of Obesity, they found that women and men who were obese at ages 25 and 50, as well as at the time of the study, scored significantly lower on physical performance tests than those who were normal weight at those ages…
…Women who were overweight but not obese at ages 25, 50 and between 70 to 79 also had lower physical performance test scores than those with normal weights at those ages.
The study also found that men and women who were overweight or obese in early- to mid-adulthood had lower scores than those who became overweight or obese in late-adulthood.