Promoting physical activity in older people

How can we get elderly to be more physically active and mobile?

Physical inactivity and falling are major public health issues for older people.

A recent randomised trial investigated the impact of a combined physical activity and fall prevention intervention on physical activity and mobility-related goal attainment among people 60 years and over. 

Those included in the experimental group were significantly more likely to achieve their nominated mobility goals at 6 months compared with controls.

This effect did not persist when it was re-tested a year after the intervention period ended. Nevertheless, the intervention could be used to promote greater mobility in older people living in the community.

> From: Oliveira et al., J Physiother 65 (2019) 16-22 (Epub ahead of print). All rights reserved to the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Click here for the online summary.

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