Getting fit in midlife, better late than never

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Exercising in your 40’s, 50’s and 60’s is like saving for your retirement, experts say. Starting early is money in the bank, but even late bloomers can reap astonishing benefits.

“The game isn’t over, even if you haven’t been active,” said Dr. Angela Smith, past president of the American College of Sports Medicine .

“Aerobic fitness, bone health, agility, you may be able to catch up. It’s remarkable to see the things people can actually do.” Smith, a physician at Philadelphia Children’s Hospital, said studies have shown that even octogenarians can double their strength with weight training.

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