Easier said than done sometimes but this seems true for everyone I know. As soon as you stop exercising, bad things happen. This is one of the reasons that even when I get injured I try to find some other way to stay active.
Never Stop ExercisingIn other words, stay active for life. In a recent paper, both sprinters (aged 20-90 years) and endurance athletes (20-80 years) had far better insulin sensitivity than sedentary controls. Absorb this point: insulin sensitivity didn’t decrease with age in the two active groups. Even the 90-year-old sprinter retained good insulin sensitivity. The sedentary controls? Not so much. That says it all, I think.