Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Exercise Can Benefit The Elderly

A study recently published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise reports that the elderly people aged between 70 and 89 show improvement in the physical functions after undergoing physical activity programs. The study was led by physiologist Roger Fielding with the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University, Boston, Mass. He is director of the center's Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia Laboratory.

The study which was funded by Agricultural Research Service(ARS), the chief scientific Research of the U.S Department of Agriculture(USDA) found that volunteers - all of them with sedentary lifestyle and a variety of physical health improvement - were able engage in regular moderate exercise for one year. Those who improved the most exercised fat least 150 minutes a week.

ScienceDaily. Retrieved March 26, 2008, from­ /releases/2008/03/080321123721.htm

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