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Minimal Exercise Benefits Older Generation
Sept. 15, 2009 (AUGUSTA, GA) – If you’re still looking for an excuse to get off the couch, here it is. According to researchers at Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem, even small amounts of physical activity can go a long way to extend life.
Scientists found that walking just four hours a week can extend a person’s lifespan by at least a few years for those in their 80s and older. It doesn’t even have to be vigorous, continuous exercise – short walks throughout the day can add up over time.
Avery Villines, Wellness Director at Brandon Wilde Lifecare Community, said that physical activity is a vital part of the aging process; helping people maintain muscle tone, endurance and balance, which can be so important in later years.
About Brandon Wilde: Fully accredited by the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission and widely recognized as one of the finest "Life Care" retirement communities in the nation, Brandon Wilde is situated on a beautifully wooded and landscaped 106-acre campus offering convenient access to Evans Township and surrounding Columbia County.