Is staying mobile a key to aging well?

Staying mobile will certainly help the older adult age well, but, participation in regular physical activity such as cardiorespiratory training or resistance training 3- 5 days per week is most beneficial. Participation in regular physical activity will help older adults maintain muscular strength and prevent common chronic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and stroke. The load bearing effects of resistance training has been shown to reduce risk of osteoporosis.

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