Good Health Blog

No age limit for prevention

- December 11, 2009

Preventative health measures are important at any age. A recent study has demonstrated that over the age of 50 you can expect to live one year longer by treating obesity, two years longer by treating high blood pressure and three years longer by getting better control of diabetes. These figures are about about gaining extra years – but quality of life is improved even more as you have less medical illnesses, procedures and hospitalisation. Preventative health is measurable – you gain something everytime you make a change. I have recently updated the exercise recommendations for all ages. The ‘exercise prescription’ is something you should talk to your Doctor about if you have chronic conditions. Otherwise, get out there and get going!