Conducted by the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the study found those who took up exercise at or around retirement age were three times more likely to stay healthy over a period of eight years than their inactive peers.
The group studied was predominantly made up of people who exercised regularly, along with relative newcomers to exercise.
After eight years, according to the research, a fifth of the participants were defined as healthy and were not suffering from major chronic mental or physical illness.
As you know, exercising regularly throughout your life is instrumental in keeping obesity and other health risks at bay – but as we get older, the danger of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and depression increase.
Consequently, here at Ragdale, we encourage all of our customers to keep mind and body in fine fettle, which is why we offer a wide range of first-class facilities to complement your fitness regime.
Whatever form of exercise floats your boat, you’re sure to find it at The Hall.
We offer a wide variety of different programmes designed to suit the budding fitness fanatic or the more advanced exerciser.
These classes include:
- Fitness Yoga
- Tai Chi
- Dance Fitness
Regardless of your age, we would love to invite you along to Ragdale to burn some calories and keep those health risks at arm’s length.
For more information about our fitness facilities, please do not hesitate to contact us – we’d be happy to help.