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Against stereotype, older adults favor active pursuits

Previous research has shown that any physical activity, whether gained from walking to the store or attending an exercise class, has a positive effect on health. However, recent statistics show that 59.4% of the US population 65 years and older did not meet either the muscle strengthening (twice a week) or aerobic activity (150 minutes/week) recommendations for physical activity (Health, United States 2014).

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