From the “No Kidding” files: Light Activity Good for Seniors’ Hearts.

Exercise: Light Activity Good for Seniors’ Hearts.

Light physical activity appears to benefit older adults’ hearts even if they suffer from mobility issues. Research involving almost 1,200 elderly adults with limited mobility revealed that those who fit some movement into their day, such as light housework or slow walking, had a lower risk of suffering a heart attack over the following ten years. Senior researcher Dr. Thomas Buford adds, “I think this and other studies are showing us it’s never too late for people to benefit from physical activity.” Journal of the American Heart Association, February 2015

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