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Physical activity maintains the mobility that maintains independence-4754

Physical activity maintains the mobility that maintains independence

Mobility can be defined as the ability to move from one place to another, whether by walking or using an assistive device, such as a wheelchair (Webber, Porter & Menec, The Gerontologist (2010)50(4):443-450).

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Physical activity helps prevent chronic disease in people with disabilities-4739

Physical activity helps prevent chronic disease in people with disabilities

Most adults are able to participate in physical activity, even when they have a disability, such as serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs; hearing; seeing; or concentrating, remembering or making decisions.

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Australia doubles recommendations for physical activity-4603

Australia doubles recommendations for physical activity

Along with many countries of the world (including the United States and Canada), the guidelines for physical activity in Australia recommended 150 minutes/week of moderate-intensity physical activity for adults. A new update of those guidelines increases that amount to 150-300 minutes of physical activity per week. And, reducing sedentary time is included.

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Robocall and human call yield same amount of physical activity-4599

Robocall and human call yield same amount of physical activity

For one year, people in midlife and older who were inactive participated in a physical activity telephone intervention. About half (n=73) had a human advisor and 75 received reminders and information from an automated, interactive system.

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Mentors help maintain the walking habit-4597

Mentors help maintain the walking habit

In the United States, Maine in Motion is a statewide initiative to encourage residents to increase their levels of physical activity through setting goals, tracking levels of daily activity on the website and counting steps using a pedometer.

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Older adults are reading those nutrition labels-4576

Older adults are reading those nutrition labels

The eating patterns of 9,839 Americans was tracked between 2005-2010 using data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Overall, diet quality among adults ages 20 years or older improved, with fewer calories consumed, fewer calories from fat and saturated fat, less cholesterol and more fiber. The number of “food away from home” meals was less, and the number of home-cooked meals rose.

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