Pennsylvania resident remains active into her 80s

Although Joyce Fowler is in her 80s and is a great-grandmother, the Plum, Pennsylvania, resident maintains a surprisingly active lifestyle. According to, Fowler has ignored concerns from her daughter and continues to volunteer at the local community center.

"That is the best thing for people, to get going," Fowler told the news source.

Pennsylvania resident remains active into her 80s "When people slow down and they stop doing anything, and they stop reading their books, they are ready to say, 'Lord, come and get me.' They're just throwing up their hands."

While Fowler's daughter's concerns may be well-intentioned, the news source reports that children or grandchildren need not worry if their parents are always on-the-go.

Experts suggest that an active lifestyle is incredibly healthy for older adults.

Of course, as with people of any age, overexertion can be detrimental to one's health, so physical activity should be kept to a reasonable amount.

The National Institute on Aging reports that that exercise and physical activity can help reduce one's risk of developing heart disease, arthritis and diabetes.

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