Walking, exercise in elderly can reduce risk of loss of mobility

May 28, 2014 7:08 AM

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Walking, exercise in elderly can reduce risk of loss of mobility

The study found those who participated in the exercise program were 18 percent less likely to fail the 437-yard walk test during and after the study.

Study coordinator Dr. Marco Pahor of the University of Florida and colleagues with the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders study, randomly assigned sedentary men and women ages 70 to 89 who were able to walk 437 yards -- about a quarter mile.

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