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How does exercise affect mobility in older people?

Men and women age 65 years and older who exercise have a lower risk of losing mobility. One of the fears of aging is being unable to perform simple physical tasks, such as climbing stairs. A four-year study that monitored 6,981 men and women found that increased physical activity fostered a significant improvement in independent mobility.

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