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Physical activity key to healthy aging, UB researcher says

A story on WAMC’s Academic Minute features
Michael LaMonte, research associate professor of
epidemiology and environmental health in the UB School of Public
Health and Health Professions, who discussed changing physical
activity guidelines, especially for older adults.
“There’s a new message we should be sending to older
adults: Every movement counts,” he said. “In our study,
women who participated in light physical activity for 30 minutes a
day had a 12 percent reduction in mortality risk. Many of the women
were simply being active around the home – going out to the
mailbox, folding clothes, sweeping the floor, casual walking and
the like.” 

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