Physical Fitness: Never Too Late

Poor posture, aching feet, insomnia, high blood pressure, headaches, flabby muscles . . . the whole depressing catalogue of middle-age complaints, says Dr. Thomas K. Cureton Jr., can be avoided by a single prescription: exercise. But Cureton, who is director of the Physical Fitness Research Center at the University of Illinois, doesn't mean just a little isometrics or a weekend round of golf. He preaches a strenuous program of daily workouts, which includes two miles of walking and running, 20-mile hikes, cold baths and towel rubs, plus an increasingly difficult calisthenics...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!