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Do you feel "too old" to work out and exercise? You're not alone, but The Doctors are here to remind you that most people can stay active and exercise at any age.
One study found by the age of 41, a majority of American adults said they were too old to exercise, a finding that left our panel shocked.
"You should have been getting some form of exercise your entire life," plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon notes, saying as we age it becomes "even more important" to exercise.
Of course, as we age, how we stay active will change, but Dr. Ordon encourages the viewers, "You don't ever want to stop."
Also, ER physician Dr. Travis Stork feels during your 40s is a great time to start working out regularly. And if the idea of "working out" feels stressful or unattainable, The Doctors suggest thinking about it as simply "moving" and staying active.
Regular movement, exercise, and workouts will benefit your brain health, heart health, respiratory healthy, and digestive health. Additionally, OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry notes regular exercise can help with depression, anxiety, and sleep.
If you are looking to boost your activity levels, try a brisk walk, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or go for a swim. Get even more ideas on how to exercise and optimize your health from The Doctors.
*As always, consult with your doctor about what type of exercise will best benefit you.