Disability diminishes quality of life for older people Physical activity can reverse disability Physical activity is widely regarded as a key aspect of lifelong health and well-being. But does physical activity help prevent disability that arises from mobility limitations in older adults? The Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) study addressed this question. This…more
Why Don’t Older People Exercise More?
It’s not that exercise lacks benefits What about costs, lack of time, physical limitations? Regular physical activity reduces risks of cardiovascular diseases, obesity, falls, cognitive impairments, osteoporosis, and muscular weakness. By contrast, the sedentary lifestyle that typifies many older people predicts premature onset of ill health, disease, and frailty. Physical activity is safe for healthy…more