Mobility. “You should not give up on an older person just because it looks like the odds are stacked against them….We know from our research that it’s never too late to start.”
A structured exercise program may improve mobility even among the most obese elderly patients, new data indicate.
In the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) Study, a structured program focused on walking, strength, balance, and flexibility training produced a significant 18% reduction in major mobility disability compared with those randomised to simply a health-education program (JAMA. 2014;311:2387-2396).