Midlife Exercise

Excerpt from “It’s Never Too Late to Exercise—but Starting by Midlife Is Best”:

Harrison Caldwell had a good excuse for not being athletic: one of his legs was about a quarter inch shorter than the other, thanks to a childhood bout with polio. Plus, his feet were so flat that the Army turned him down at the height of the Vietnam War.

He had a good excuse for smoking too. He came of age in the ‘60s, when about half of American men were smokers.

But at about age 40—with a 1-year-old daughter who would soon be watching her dad’s example something clicked.

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