As such, study leader Dr. Leigh Breen pointed out:
“Our study clearly shows that it doesn’t matter if you haven’t been a regular exerciser throughout your life, you can still derive benefit from exercise whenever you start. Obviously a long-term commitment to good health and exercise is the best approach to
achieve whole-body health, but even starting later on in life will help delay age-related frailty and muscle weakness.”
What this indicates therefore is that irrespective of age, one can start an exercise program. The elderly should not be put off into thinking that they will never be able to exercise; it’s simply not true. In addition however, the elderly – as well as other demographics – should be encouraged to engage in everyday exercise like walking, gardening, etc., so that when they begin a fitness program it will not be so overwhelming.