We have previously reviewed the benefits of CrossFit for older adults in order to be ‘Fit for life after 50’. The pitfalls of a sedentary lifestyle are there for all to see, regardless of age. Hundreds of research papers support this, outlining the risk factors of physical inactivity.
3.2 million deaths per year attributed to physical inactivity (World Health Organisation, 2013)
There is a direct link between physical inactivity, low cardiovascular fitness and the presence of chronic health conditions (Blair et al., 2012)
FIVE leading risk factors amongst older adult populations:
High blood pressure
High blood glucose