What will your last 10 years look like?

There are lots of reasons to exercise, but perhaps the most compelling is featured in this video produced by the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, What Will Your Last Ten Years Look Like?

The scary thing about getting old, isn’t the wrinkles. Or a little extra weight around the middle. Nope, what we all dread about aging is not being able to do the things we love. That slow deterioration in quality of life isn’t inevitable. A healthy lifestyle characterized by the right diet, regular exercise, quality sleep and managing stress can pay off big when it comes to enjoying those last 10 years of your life.

Not sure how your lifestyle measures up? Visit the Make Health Last website and take the survey to assess your health. It takes just over 5 minutes and, if you’re truthful, will not just pinpoint your risk factors but also provide concrete suggestions on how you can improve your lifestyle. Not a bad investment considering the payoff.

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