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Exercise and aging: extending independence in older adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8486296     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Exercise plays an important role in enhancing the quality of life of the older patient, although studies have shown that regular physical activity does not significantly lengthen life expectancy. Improved physiologic and psychological function helps to maintain personal independence and reduces demands for acute and chronic care services. This has significant economic benefits, as the resultant cost savings will likely cover the costs of a well-designed exercise program. Primary care physicians can help older patients to realize these benefits by encouraging them to increase their physical activity and by prescribing appropriate exercise regimens.
R J Shephard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Geriatrics     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0016-867X     ISO Abbreviation:  Geriatrics     Publication Date:  1993 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-06-08     Completed Date:  1993-06-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985102R     Medline TA:  Geriatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
School of Physical and Health Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Aging* / physiology,  psychology
Cost of Illness
Geriatrics / methods
Health Care Costs
Health Promotion / methods
Health Services / economics,  utilization
Health Status
Life Style
Mass Screening / economics,  standards
Oxygen Consumption
Quality of Life*

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