Physical Activity and Older Americans: Benefits and Strategies

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Physical Activity and Older Americans: Benefits and Strategies

Description

This report describes the importance of physical activity in older adults and provides recommendations for physicians to help their older patients stay active.

Some topics addressed include:

  • Prevalence of inactivity in older adults
  • Costs of inactivity
  • Health benefits of regular physical activity
  • Recommended levels of physical activity in older adults
  • Strategies to promote physical activity in older adults
  • What can work to promote physical activity in older persons
  • What individuals can do
  • What communities can do

Developer:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

History

Release Date: 2002
Recent Summary: May 2005
Original Summary: August 2003
Last Updated: 10/09/13

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