Exercising now pays off as you age

BALTIMORE (WMAR) - New research suggests exercising in the middle years of your life may pay off as you age.

A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine tracked participants for 26 years.

The people with higher levels of fitness mid-life had fewer chronic illnesses decades later.

Physically fit middle-aged people were less likely to develop heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, and other illnesses as they aged.

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