Without consistent physical exercise, the body gradually loses strength, stamina, and the capacity to operate correctly. It’s like the old adage: you age because you stop moving, not because you age because you stop moving. Strengthening your muscles via exercise improves your capacity to perform other physical tasks.
When healthy, 70 is the new 60. Active people live seven years longer than sedentary, fat people. These extra years are usually healthier. Being active can delay or prevent age-related chronic diseases. Active seniors maintain their quality of life and independence longer.