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Is It Ever Too Late?

Monday, February 04, 2013

True or False: If you're middle-aged and have spent the past 20 years smoking, avoiding exercise, or otherwise being unhealthy, it's too late to change now.

Answer: False. Recent research shows that people who quit smoking by age 40 gained nearly 10 years of life over those who continued to puff. And a 2012 study by researchers at the Cooper Institute in Dallas concluded that people who started to exercise in middle age---even if they only walked a few times a week---were healthier further into old age than people who never started exercising.

So.............Let's get out there and start moving no matter what age we are. It is NEVER too late!!!
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MISSDAISY23 2/8/2013 1:26PM

    I guessed the right answer before I continue reading! emoticon Thanks for sharing! Take care & have a great weekend! emoticon

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JESSBOND 2/5/2013 9:04PM

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PATTISTAMPS 2/5/2013 12:50PM

    AMEN!!! I quit smoking 10 years ago, and I was 50. (stupidly started when I got divorced at 30 and was traveling on business 40 weeks a year with heavy smokers) And while I am still too heavy, I lost 40 pounds 3 years ago. Sadly, 20 came back, but I'm woking on that!!! it is NEVER EVER too late!

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FLAME42 2/5/2013 8:41AM

    Good healthy habits are important at any age!
A good friend of mine gave up smoking after about 40 yrs of smoking. She has also started exercising and is so pleased with the improvement in her general feeling.

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ARTJAC 2/4/2013 11:47PM

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PMFISH 2/4/2013 11:12PM

    The only day this it is too late is yesterday. No matter how old, what shape, what you do today and the following tomorrows make a difference. Whether it be for the better or worse depends on what you decide to do. I am 72 and continue to improve every week when I am eating healthy and moving. When I sit and don't watch my diet I am not doing so well that week.

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FAT2GAINHEALTH 2/4/2013 10:13PM

    It's yhe first day of the rest of your life.
Marcia

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GETSTRONGRRR 2/4/2013 9:32PM

    Take it from me.....I smoked from age 20 to age 48. Hated running, never exercised much, and was almost 210 lbs

9 months after I quit smoking, I ran my first marathon!

That was in 2008. Today I am a fit & muscular 53 year old, weighing in at 180 lbs, having taken up weight lifting as my new go-to fitness routine.

If I can do it, anyone can!

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123ELAINE456 2/4/2013 9:21PM

  I Have smoked for 54 years. Its to late for me now. Pray for me please. Health Problems. Great News for everyone else. God Blessings to you and Everyone. Have a Great Day and a Wonderful Week. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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GINNABOOTS 2/4/2013 9:07PM

    For sure!

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NESARIAN 2/4/2013 8:46PM

    YESSSSSS!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/4/2013 8:44PM

    Thank goodness it's good to change our lifestyle @ any age!

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