Many now understand that "exercise is the closest thing there is to a fountain of youth" but too many people still do not realize the validity of this simply biological fact.
While there is no guarantee of health, and exercise is not a 'cure-all,' it can help everyone have more energy, better health and longer life with the muscle mass and flexibility to enjoy it.
Does your mother understand this? Does she get regular exercise? Or are you struggling with a way to encourage her to change her habits?
It can be a huge challenge. No one likes to be told what to do. And many are sensitive about their fitness and the effects of aging.
Love her. Lead the way with your own lifestyle. Let her know you want her around for many years to come. Let her see articles and books on healthy aging. Let her make her own choices.