Why it’s never too late to get the elderly moving

Study shows how even frail people benefit from exercise

Even frail elders benefit from regular exercise, according to a study that found a good walk and some strength-building activities help to reduce disability.

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The three-and-a-half year US study of 1,635 sedentary adults aged 70-89 found that those assigned to a weekly exercise program that included 150 minutes of aerobic, resistance and flexibility activities, were much less likely to experience major mobility disability than those who remained sedentary.

And exercisers were also better able to rise from a chair five times in a row without