The Necessity of Exercise : Physical Activity and Aging

Exercise can help older adults achieve a higher quality of life, and it can help them live longer

This infographic – by the University of Southern California – was originally published on/for World Heart Day.

It is estimated that doing three hours of exercise per week can increase an elderly person’s lifespan by 5 years : physical activity can help the aging population lower its blood pressure, increase balance and flexibility, maintain weight, as well as help treat chronic diseases like heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes.

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