In this blog from the BMJ, Scarlett McNally, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Eastbourne District General Hospital, argues that getting older and becoming frail are two different things; frailty can usually be prevented with exercise.
She goes on to say, "we cannot afford for 1 in 4 people across the UK population to do no exercise at all. We cannot afford a decade of social care for every person in the country. And we cannot afford the misery and costs of so many people getting illnesses that might never have happened. Resigning ourselves to these fates cannot remain 'normal'.”