Joe Quatrochi promotes fitness for all ages.
By Brett McPherson
Publish Date: January 30, 2014
|Photo by: Jessica Taves.|
“As we increase in age there is a much greater likelihood of decreased functional activity," says Joe Quatrochi, 52, professor of adult fitness and exercise science, MSU Denver Department of Human Performance and Sport.
"Physical activity helps us maintain our functional independence as we get older. And though exercise might not specifically impact how long we’re going to live, it will increase the quality of the life we have left … There are so many benefits to exercise. People who don’t incorporate physical activity into their lives are really missing out.”
He adds, “You don’t have to be super lean in order to enjoy significant health benefits from exercise that is moderate in intensity.”