Stroke is the third leading cause of death and it is the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. What makes it particularly scary is that it can occur suddenly and in such a way that the person having the stroke may be unaware that there is anything seriously wrong.
As I tell my elderly patients each day, it is never too late to reap the benefits of regular exercise. The health benefits of exercise continue throughout life, and the golden years of retirement should not equate with a sedentary life. No matter how long it has been since you exercised, or how old you are, you can find an appropriate exercise to boost your fitness, energy and overall well-being.