A new study has revealed that older people can increase their quality of life with just little mobil-ity, that could include 20 minutes walk per day. The Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) Study found that capability to walk without help is a key to functioning independently, as reduced mobility is a major risk factor for illness, hospitalization, disability, and death.After more than two years of trail and follow-up the results showed that the risk of major mobil-ity disability was reduced by 18 percent among people in the physical activity group, meaning that they were more capable of walking without assistance for about a quarter mile.Thomas Gill, M.D. said that to maintain mobility, it is important to alter lifestyle for older adults as it is both a public health and a clinical priority. The study is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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