Even though it is not the focus of this textbook, all the talk of delaying frailty in this case study may make you curious about how do we remain healthy into old age.
Though some may wish for a pill that gives you the body of a twenty-year-old for life, the research suggests the best tool we have to retain health and vigour into our senior years is regular physical activity. Even small amounts of exercise are better than nothing.
The best time to start exercising was yesterday. The second best time is now.
For those interested, either for themselves or ageing family members, the book What Makes Olga Run? is an enlightening resource. It presents an accessible investigative report into a track and field athlete competing (and breaking world records) well into her nineties.