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Physical Activity: A Prescription for Health

Results for Older Adults include:

  • Reduced incidents of falls
  • Reduced incidents of fall related injuries
  • Improved physical function in adults with or without frailty
  • lower risk of mortality
  • lower cardiovascular incidence and mortality
  • lower incidence of hypertension
  • lower incidence of type 3 diabetes
  • lower incidence of bladder, breast, colon, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, stomach and lung cancers.
  • Reduced risk of dementia
  • Improved cognitive function
  • Improved quality of life
  • Improved sleep
  • Reduced feelings of anxiety and depression
  • Reduced risk of excessive weight gain
  • Weight loss

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