Exercise is the wonder drug for healthy aging – MarketWatch

If you could do one thing to improve your longevity, your physical health and your state of mind as you age, it’s as simple as this: move.

Studies have shown regular exercise is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, several forms of cancer, depression and dementia in older people. But only about one in four older Americans exercises regularly, researchers for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found, and nearly half get no exercise at all.

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