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  • Writer's pictureDiane Barker

Exercise: Powerful Medicine for Health and Aging

Imagine a pill that reduced the risk and improved prognosis for all known chronic diseases; it would work regardless of current risk, race, gender, or age. We don't need to test this pill as a large body of data shows its effectiveness. Other beneficial side effects of this pill include reduced anxiety, depression, and improved sleep. Such a pill would be the world's most widely prescribed medication. Sadly, there is no such pill. However, all these benefits come with greater participation in physical activity and exercise.

In this webinar recording, renowned kinesiology researcher Dr. Stuart Phillips, shares how much (or how little) people have to do to improve their odds of living longer, healthier and better lives.

Download this list of helpful resources related to exercise and aging from the McMaster

optimal aging portal.


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