Interesting how many people nowadays days are trying to hold back the tides of time. Hats off to Patagonian for his Pilates post. I'll be 50 next year and have been a professional pub sportsman for many a year, never been much overweight, but often been to the osteopath. Always been pants at sport and therefore not participated. 3 years ago I joined a martial arts club and just a couple of hours once a week has made all the difference to my general fitness and I only generally have a beer on Friday night after work now and don't miss it. So I don't think it matters what you do, just move about more and you'll get some benefits and loose weight . The hardest part is often walking through the door of the sports hall or wherever it may be but I am a firm believer that you feel better for it.