A study undertaken by the University of Queensland has found a positive link between middle-aged women drinking tea or coffee and physical activity.
The publication has been branded ageist for an article it published for its older readers.
Sport Australia launched a $22.9 million program to encourage older Aussies to become more active.
As many as 1.4 billion adults around the world are shunning physical activity at the risk of their health.
Lynne is preparing to enter this year's Melbourne Marathon.
Tony Biddle is one of 35,000 people who will run the Melbourne Marathon this year, but he probably won't be the oldest!
The cooler months can be just as harmful to heart health as respiratory conditions.
Conventional exercises like jogging or going to the gym aren't the only ways to improve fitness, with many over-60s opting for dance.
Researchers found walking fast could also decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Hours were spent in muddy creeks and dusty ovals.