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Inactivity in older age linked risk of major disability
Inactivity in older age linked risk of major disability (February 20, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Chicago - A new report published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health finds that inactivity in old age is linked to risk of major disability. Researchers studied over 2,200 adults aged 60 and older from 2002-2005. Over this time period, participants wore an accelerometer to measure their activity levels. Results showed that every additional hour spent sitting doubled the risk of being disabled--regardless of the amount of moderate exercise undertaken.
 
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