Program to improve elderly mobility feasible in community

From the lab to the real world: Program to improve elderly mobility feasible in community

From the lab to the real world: Program to improve elderly mobility feasible in community

Immobility in old age can lead to lower independence and quality of life and increased risk for falls and chronic disease. In the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) study, a large multicenter clinical trial, researchers found that a regular program of structured physical activity performed in the clinical setting could reduce mobility loss in older adults.

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