n Diabetes Lifestyle - Why is activity essential as you get older? : living with diabetes

Volume 2016, Issue 1
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As you get older, your mobility decreases, but regular exercise may help to slow or reverse this process. Inactivity can increase the rate of loss of physical function and impede your mobility. Being immobile can threaten your independence. According to the latest statistics, two thirds of people over the age of 65 do not exercise on a regular basis. Research on inactivity in the older person has proven that regular activity is vital for activities of daily living. In addition, regular activity can help reduce your chance of falls and bone fractures, or developing acute or chronic illnesses. In this article, we discuss certain conditions which occur more frequently in older people and demonstrate how regular physical activity can play a role in the management of such conditions. Remember, there is no age limit to the benefits of regular exercise!

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