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Friendly AMT reminder, exercise to stay young. And, it is a lot cheaper than plastic surgery!

Just in case you needed to hear/read it once again...skip the facelift, lipo, tummy tuck, and any other extreme "outer" measures and instead stay young and healthy from the inside!

Reported all over the web today is the University of Toronto's review of 69 different studies demonstrating that adults who moderately exercise for an hour most days from middle age into old age (80s and 90s) had hearts and lungs AS HEALTHY AS THOSE LESS ACTIVE FOLKS 12 YEARS YOUNGER!

Other benefits were also cited and the evidence is crystal clear. Exercise and live longer. Exercise and feel better. Exercise for quality of life. At Athletic-Minded Traveler, this is our passion: helping anyone who cares about healthy living achieve their goals. Our one-of-a-kind travel portal will ensure you stay motivated when away from home!

What's moderate exercise? Walking, bicycling, most forms of yoga...it's not hard. Basically if you are genuinely moving, you're golden.

Need some inspiration?

80 year old triathlete: Robert McKeague at 80 years old competed in the 2007 Ironman Triathlon...that's 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, PLUS a marathon. Click through to this San Diego Tribune story to read all about his 2005 race. Pretty amazing!

70+ year old endurance athletes: Click through to the AARP article detailing the impressive accomplishments of some older folks. And they look gooooood!

Octogenarian basketball team: Yes! The National Senior Games (held at Stanford University this August 2009) will host over 60, 65, 70 and 75 age categories playing 3-on-3 half court bball.

And look, whether your fifteen or fifty, the point is to GET MOVING. And you do not need to compete in triathlons, run marathons or play team sports. Remember, the study identified walking as an acceptable form of moderate exercise.

And hey, look at this list of USA Honored Senior Walkers On a personal note, my sister-in-law's step father just lost a load of pounds. How? This 40-something man simply started walking every day and paying more attention to what he is eating. Simple.

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