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WVU in the News: Seniors turn back the clock by getting off the couch

Paula Call decided it was time to get fit after a health scare in 2015 landed her in the hospital, where she was treated for double pneumonia and sepsis.

She does yoga and tai chi, but her favorite workout is a 60-minute core class on Tuesday nights. And she’s feeling better than ever.

Most people know that exercising in youth or middle age can help us maintain a healthy weight, stave off chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, and lift our mood.

But can starting an exercise regimen later in life, as Call did, really make a difference in your health?

It turns out it can, experts say.

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