Research from 4.5 million Strava users has found that the most active age group in the UK is the over 40s. Meanwhile, Sport England say running is up a staggering 97 per cent in the over-55s, with cycling up 59 per cent, and Nuffield Health have found people in their 60s make time for exercise more than any other age group. While WGSN, a global trend forecasting agency, has dubbed the ‘Ageless Athlete’ a trend to watch in 2019.
And it’s never too late to start. A flurry of studies last year seemed to show that exercising in middle age – even if you’ve never been active before – is the elixir of youth. One, published in the European Heart Journal, found that sedentary, middle-aged people who took up aerobic exercise for six months developed longer telomeres - the tiny caps on the end of cells that shorten as we get older. Scientists generally refer to the length of people’s telomeres as a sign of how quickly they are ageing.
Likewise, another study published in the journal Circulation found that middle-aged people who began a two year long program of brisk walking or jogging for 30 minutes 4 to 5 times a week, were able to reverse age-related stiffening of their arteries.
Another study from Harvard showed that 3 short 20 minute sessions of weight training was the most effective in getting rid of belly fat
The information above was compiled by the reporter Anna Magee writing in the lifestyle section of the Daily telegraph today. She assembled the information above and goes on to look at ' how low impact steady state cardio LISS exercise is much less damaging, especially in conjunction with stretching exercises', according to the University of Bath.
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