“A sedentary lifestyle increases the propensity to aging-related disease and premature death.”
“Inactivity may diminish life expectancy not only by predisposing to aging-related diseases but also because it may influence the aging process itself.”
– A report in the January 28, 2008 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, via here.
I guess I’m a bit behind… this was published in January 2008, but it is still important to remember. There are probably a million or more reasons to get active and stay active in 2010 and beyond. Find what works for you and do it!