Keeping Fit After 50

Slowing down after middle age could prove detrimental to your health, according to experts. We investigate

As we age, most of us begin to take it a little easier.

Instead of running for the bus we walk, instead of risking a back injury by lifting heavy bags, we have our shopping delivered to our doors. We generally tend to go about things at a much slower pace.

And because we are less concerned with appearance than quality of life by the time the grandkids arrive, a regular fitness regime tends to get thrown out with the old 70s compilation CDs.

But is this the right approach to growing older? And should we be more active, not less, after we hit retirement age? According to fitness professionals the answer is YES.

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