The researchers discovered that when sedentary elderly adults started exercising, it restrained their risk of suffering a disability or illness. And those who did develop a physical disability were nearly 30% more likely to recover from it than seniors who remained sedentary.
Patricia Katz, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, said: “And it doesn’t have to be some heavy-duty regimen. You don’t have to join a gym.”
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