Fit at 50 you will live longer

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A new study by Dr. Jarett Berry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine found that fit 50-year-olds are less likely to be afflicted with chronic disease as they get older than those who are sedentary.

The study also makes the case for more vigorous exercise. Berry states, “We know from prior literature that higher-intensity exercise tends to translate into more fitness.

Not only do the people with higher fitness live a little bit longer, the onset of chronic disease occurs even later, so that the amount of time you spend in your life with chronic diseases is compressed into a smaller period of time.