Elderly Benefit from Supervised Physical Activity

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  • May 28 2014, 1:43pm EDT

A multi-institution study led by researchers at the University of Florida's Institute on Aging has quantified the benefits of medically supervised physical activity for older sedentary adults.

The study, published in JAMA, shows that a structured, moderate-intensity physical activity program compared with a health education program reduced major mobility disability among older adults at risk for disability, and was also cost-effective.

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