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!!!
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! 1264 days ago
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. 1264 days ago
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. 1265 days ago
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1265 days ago