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.