Exercise is a medicine that becomes more important with age.

 

The human body never loses the ability to adapt – whatever your age exercise will stimulate your body. Exercise achieves much more than strength adaptations though. It improves proprioception (balance, stability), joint stability, improves range of movement, functional capacity – but exercise is also medicine. It stimulates the body to heal. This research is interesting:

PLOS ONE: Healthy Lifestyles Reduce the Incidence of Chronic Diseases and Dementia: Evidence from the Caerphilly Cohort Study.