Get Up and Move!

ImageAnd how it may prevent you from acquiring a disability.

We’ve all heard it before – a sedentary lifestyle isn’t good for you. You may have also heard that just moving, doing anything at all, is better than sitting on your couch. Even if you set out to go for a brisk walk and don’t feel like you walked as quickly as you would have liked to, it’s still better than if you had sat around in front of your computer.

A new study, supported in part by the U.S. National Institute for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, was published online February 19th in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health. It found that older adults who sit too much are more likely to be disabled, even if they exercised regularly as well.

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