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Increased Physical Activity Spurs Prolonged Life by 69%
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Expending energy by walking, climbing stairs, doing household chores, or even washing windows enhances survival in older adults.

Diabetes Has Protective Effect on Bone Density
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with significantly lower bone turnover and higher results on bone ultrasound measurements, even in a largely vitamin-D-deficient, elderly, female nursing home population.

Ability to Walk ¼ Mile by Elderly Predicts Disability and Death
Posted: Monday, May 22, 2006
For well-functioning adults in their 70s, the ability to walk 400 meters (1/4 Mile) and the speed at which they walk are independent prognostic factors for mortality, cardiovascular disease and disability.

Exercise Helps Speed Wound Healing in Older Adults
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2006
The body's ability to heal even small skin wounds normally slows down as we age. But a new study in older adults finds that regular exercise may speed up the wound-healing process by as much as 25 percent.


The Older We Get The Harder We Have to Work
Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2006
Seniors, it seems, may have to work harder than young people to perform the same physical activity, but regular exercise may close that age gap.

HHS Launches Diabetes Prevention Campaign
Posted: Wednesday, May 05, 2004
HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) launched the first national multicultural diabetes prevention campaign, Small Steps. Big Rewards. Prevent type 2 Diabetes, to take action against the growing diabetes epidemic.
HHS' NDEP is taking the lead on delivering the type 2 diabetes prevention message to high risk audiences through its campaign targeted to multicultural and older adult audiences.

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