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Physical Activity Benefits Both Frail and Nonfrail Older Adults

Physical Activity Benefits Both Frail and Nonfrail Older Adults

Posted on: Jan 21, 2018

Both frail and nonfrail older adults can benefit from a moderate-intensity physical activity program, finds a secondary analysis from a randomized trial in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Over 1600 sedentary adults aged 70–89 at high risk for mobility disability were randomized to a physical activity intervention or a health education program (control). The activity intervention combined walking, strength training, and balance and flexibility exercises over 2 to 3.5 years. Some 20% of participants were considered frail at baseline.

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