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International Health Insurance News: Exercise 'protects the elderly from disease'

Older expatriate international health insurance customers may wish to engage in exercise, after one expert said it can improve people's lifestyles significantly.

According to Steve Halsall, fitness entrepreneur and celebrity trainer, it can help elderly members of the public maintain their "strength, mobility, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness".

Regular activity reduces their likelihood of suffering from diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses that afflict older people more than others.

Muscular function can be improved and bone density can be increased by working out, he declared.

Research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine also revealed increased activity energy expenditure may have a protective effect against cognitive impairment.

It can keep senior people's bodies "in pace with [their] often youthful minds", Mr Halsall added.

This allows elderly individuals to remain social and make friends and can provide them with "a real purpose", the expert stated.

People must ensure that they are focused, safe and progressive and they will be able to make improvements to their fitness, he concluded.

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