Over-70s urged to exercise for 20 minutes a day to protect against heart disease. UK Fitness expert Diana Moran says ‘it’s never too late to improve your fitness’

UK Fitness expert Diana Moran says ‘it’s never too late to improve your fitness’

Diana Moran, The Green Goddess, applauds the findings of a study, published in the journal Heart. The study tracked more than 3,000 Italian adults over the age of 65 for more than 20 years. The Italian research team said this “suggests greater cardiovascular benefits might be achieved by improving physical activity earlier in late life”.

Diana Moran, who introduced fitness to the UK in the 1980s and continues to be a role model for fitness for the over 60s said “I have been encouraging everyone to try and get a little fitter whatever the age. I’m in my 80’s and launched www.getready4anyage.com/ with over 60,000 members who realise that they want to live life to the full in their later years.  And you get best out of your life, the fitter you are. It’s never to late to start – and I’m delighted this study agrees with our philosophy.”

In a linked editorial, titled “Physical activity in older people: better late than never, but better early than late”, academics said that the study showed that “movement is medicine” in late life. They added: “Even a small amount of physical activity may confer beneficial effects in older people, but if undertaken early rather than late.”

Diana Moran’s website if www.getready4anyage.com/

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