Activity in later life

Young, Archie; Dinan, Susie
January 2005
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);1/22/2005, Vol. 330 Issue 7484, p189
Academic Journal
Examines the health benefits of physical activity and exercise in older adults. Potential for regular exercise to prevent disease, disability, and immobility; Positive impact of recreational exercise on social connections and community life; Recommendations for designing an exercise program targeted to older adults; Issues related to safety and prevention of injury in exercise programs for older adults.


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