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Stats: One in four women 65+ can't walk two blocks

One in four women over age 65 is unable to walk two blocks or climb a flight of stairs. Known as mobility disability, it is the leading type of incapacity in the US and a key contributor to a person's loss of independence. A recent study by UC San Diego researchers suggests that light-intensity physical activity, including shopping or a casual walk, may protect mobility in older women.

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